Chair of the World Dementia Council, Dr Yves Joanette, addresses the twelfth annual meeting of the Italian Society for Dementia in Florence, Italy – March 2017

Yves Joanette Florence March 2017 (Cropped 2)


World Health Organisation’s Executive Board endorses its global action plan on dementia  January 2017


Progress on the Argentinian Dementia Plan – January 2017

Chair of the World Dementia Council, Dr Yves Joanette, at the Ministry of Health in the Argentine Republic.



World Dementia Council welcomes Argentina’s new National Strategic Plan for Dementia

November 2016

Chair of the World Dementia Council, Dr Yves Joanette, has welcomed Argentina’s new National Strategic Plan for Brain Health, Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias.


World Dementia Council represented at 26th Alzheimer Europe Conference

November 2016

World Dementia Council member, Hilary Doxford, was invited to address the 26th Conference of Alzheimer Europe, which took place in Copenhagen from 31st October-2nd November 2016


WDC Vice Chair, Raj Long, presents to Asian Society Against Dementia Conference

October 2016

See Vice Chair, Raj Long’s presentation to the conference in Hangzhou, China


UK Accelerated Access Review flags up WDC Vice Chair’s work on dementia October 2016

World Dementia Council Vice Chair Raj Long’s 2015 report Finding a Path for the Cure for Dementia is featured in the newly published Accelerated Access review which was  commissioned by the UK Parliament from the Welcome Foundation


World Dementia Council Chair addresses Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference in Nigeria September 2016

Watch World Dementia Council Chair, Dr Yves Joanette, address to the Alzheimer’s Disease International regional conference for Africa.


World Dementia Council welcomes G7 Kobe Health Ministers’ Meeting Communique  September 2016

Welcoming the communique issued by the G7 Health Ministers’ meeting in Kobe earlier this week.


World Dementia Council sets ambitious action plan to tackle escalating global dementia crisis  August 2016

At the first meeting of the independent World Dementia Council in Toronto, an ambitious action plan was agreed by members to avert the global burden of dementia becoming unsustainable.


World Dementia Council programme presented to Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Diseases Family meeting July 2016.

Video of Chair of the World Dementia Council, Dr Yves Joanette, presenting recently to the  Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer’s Diseases Family meeting at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Toronto.


World Dementia Council Goes Global
February 2016

The World Dementia Council has re-formed at a meeting in London, becoming truly globally representative and full independent in recognition of the urgent need to tackle the global dementia crisis facing us today.


UK Government’s response to Raj Long’s Report
November 2015

Launch of Dementia Discovery Fund
November 2015

Office of Health Economics report published – Dementia: The R&D Landscape
October 2015

World Dementia Council report reviewing progress in its first year
March 2015

Successful dementia conference creates unprecedented momentum
March 2015

Global Young Leaders present recommendations for future work of WDC
March 2015

Independent expert reports on dementia drug development and regulation
March 2015

WDC issues risk reduction statement
March 2015