The World Dementia Council was established by the G8 (now G7) after the Dementia Summit held in London in December 2013. It is a UK based charity led by a strategic council of global dementia leaders. The council has 24 members drawn from around the world as well as associate members representing governments and international organisations such as the OECD and WHO. At the London summit the G8 made historic commitments to improve the lives of people affected by dementia today and to speed up the development of disease modifying drugs so that the first disease modifying treatment is available by 2025. The role of the World Dementia Council is to challenge and support international governmental organisation to realise and exceed these ambition. Through monitoring progress, identifying what further international action is needed and building, expanding and nurturing global networks the World Dementia Council helps galvanise global efforts to beat dementia. The council aims to:

 

Lead: through developing evidence of best practice and global resources we will enable others to deliver evidence based change. 
Monitor: to analyse how the G7, G20 and other international governmental organisations are delivering against the 2025 goals and to identify what further action is needed in priority areas.
Amplify: through establishing global collaborative networks of individuals and organisations in key priority areas to agree global goals and raise the profile of tackling dementia internationally.
Advocate: to use the power of its evidence and its network to advocate to international governmental organisations the case for change.
  • Council meetings

    The council has 24 members drawn from around the world as well as associate members representing governments and international organisations such as the OECD and WHO. The Council meets twice a year. Since it was established the council has met twelve times to review the international dementia agenda and progress towards the 2025 ambitions.