The dementia landscape project is a global initiative by the World Dementia Council to review 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. They committed to make substantial advances by 2025. The Council itself was established following the summit with the aim of supporting and challenging the international community to deliver on their commitments.
In 2021 the Council, with international partners, will hold a summit to bring together the international dementia community to reflect on the progress made towards the 2025 goals. The gathering, consistent with previous World Dementia Council summits, will bring together politicians, policymakers, academia, industry, civil society and people with dementia and their caregivers.
The Council will publish and launch a dementia landscape report at the summit, assessing the advancements that have been made. It will identify how governments, international organizations and the dementia community can help accelerate progress. To help inform the report, a number of global dialogues are being held, which are gathering international experts to reflect on where we have come from, where we are now and what the next steps are to help realize the 2025 goals. The dialogues are helping the Council prepare the report, drawing on the insight from experts in the field.
Since 2013, through the collective efforts of governments, academia, industry, care providers, research funders, advocates and many others, we have made advances in research, care, awareness and prevention. We are on the right path. Our continued collective efforts will help advance the cause. The Council has greatly appreciated hearing from those working across the dementia community as part of this project and looks forward to ongoing events as part of the project schedule.