Low- and middle-income countries to be focus of dementia landscape project roundtable on 11 March 2021

This roundtable in the dementia landscape project series will take place in March to focus on the advances made in dementia in developing nations. It will gather international leaders in the field to explore the challenges which remain for low- and middle-income countries and how the international community can help to accelerate progress towards overcoming them.

Taking place on Thursday 11 March 2021, it will be co-chaired by Meera Pattabiraman and Paola Barbarino.

The global project is reviewing international progress towards the 2025 dementia goals. At the G8 dementia summit in 2013, governments pledged to work together to advance research, improve care, raise awareness and prevent dementia. Along with workshops we have already held, the roundtables will likewise bring together global leaders to review progress. In 2021 the Council will publish a report on progress towards the 2025 goals.

Other workshops that have been held as part of this series have included the topics of research, which explored biomakers and advances in treatments, care, which assessed the models of care and the burden of caregivers, as well as on prevention, which looked at the state of play around current thinking in risk reduction strategies and lessons from other public health initiatives.