As part of our ongoing review project, the WDC co-hosted a satellite roundtable event in Sydney, Australia, on 26 September 2019 with the Government of Australia, to discuss the evidence base for delivering dementia friendly initiatives. This was the second satellite roundtable the project has held (the first roundtable event took place in Los Angeles in July 2019) and happened alongside AAICSS. The event brought together stakeholders from across the world to discuss how dementia friendly programs are simultaneously seeking to change society whilst providing support for people with dementia.
The project will culminate in a report published in early 2020 presenting an international perspective on the evidence of impact, as well as identifying research gaps.
Over the next few months we are running an evidence gathering survey as well as connecting with individuals who have conducted evaluative work and impact research. It would be fantastic if anyone who is involved in any way with the design and/or delivery of dementia friendly initiatives could take the survey and help us connect to relevant people who may be able to help with this.