The London dementia summit in 2013 hosted by the UK Government during its G8 presidency put dementia on the international agenda and galvanised international efforts to combat dementia, not just among governmental organizations but beyond. Since then the international community has made progress towards meeting the 2025 ambitions. There have been important developments. But international decision makers risk not realizing the 2025 ambitions unless the pace of progress is stepped up.

December 2018 marked the fifth anniversary of the London summit. Throughout 2018 the World Dementia Council reviewed what has happened since the 2013 summit in these key areas and identifying key actions needed to accelerate progress. The council has been working with experts and industry, academia and governments to build consensus on what actions are needed. The review focussed on four areas where progress can make a significant difference to people living with dementia, today and in the future.

  • Global advocacy

    No one country or individual alone can meet what is the biggest health challenge facing the international community. We work to keep dementia on the international agenda, because only through greater global collaboration will it be defeated.

  • Global leadership

    We provide global leadership through developing evidence of best practice. From hosting conferences to publishing reviews, our global resources help enable others to deliver evidence-based change.

  • Global networks

    We achieve change through building global collaborative networks of individuals and organisations in key priority areas. Together we agree to share goals and raise the profile of tackling dementia internationally.