Calls to action

  • All countries should prioritise dementia through developing standalone national dementia plans. WHO should continue to monitor progress and outcomes of national plans through the Global Dementia Observatory.
  • WHO should continue to promote a coordinated effort to improve prevalence data in order to inform dementia diagnostic rates, with an emphasis on LMICs with little or no data.
  • Governments should fund research on living well initiatives, including assessments of interventions and their effectiveness; support the dissemination of best practices to communities; and fund the roll-out and sustainability of living well initiatives that have been proven effective. It is important to recognise the key role of businesses in supporting people to live well in the community.