Who we are/What we do

The World Dementia Council (WDC) is an international charity. It consists of 24 senior experts and leaders drawn from research, academia, industry and NGOs in both high income and low and middle income countries and includes two leaders with a personal dementia diagnosis. WDC stimulates innovation and identifies and pursues priority opportunities for global collaboration against dementia. All of WDC’s meetings are attended by a number of its associate members, including from national governments, the WHO and OECD.
  • Our members

    The World Dementia Council has 24 members working across six continents. WDC’s members attend WDC meetings, vote on key issues and chair or participate in WDC's global teams.

  • Our history

    The World Dementia Council (WDC) was created in February 2014, following the G8 Dementia Summit in London in December 2013.

  • Our associate members

    Our associate members help to ensure that WDC’s agenda aligns with other global dementia initiatives, providing the Council with important advice, guidance and intelligence. As they do not have full membership status, associate members don’t vote on issues such as the election of a new chair or new members, or on governance issues.