Data sharing conference 2019
The WDC and partners are planning an international conference on data sharing in dementia for Autumn 2019. The event will seek to explore this major theme which arose from the dialogue at our 2018 summit. We live in an increasingly data-rich world, and the benefits that this brings to all walks of life have been widely recognized. Yet big challenges exist regarding data sharing in medicine and dementia research is no exception.
Dementia Friendly Communities review
The WDC and partners are conducting a review in 2019 to help identify what the components of meaningful dementia friendly communities are, and by what measures we can evaluate their impact. Dementia will not be tackled by improvements in our health and care systems alone. All our communities and the businesses, public and voluntary bodies within them need to become more ‘dementia friendly’.
Global care statement
All persons affected by dementia – those living with the diseases that cause it, their care partners, and their family and friends – have a right to receive the highest quality care and support possible to meet their needs. But today too many people struggle to access good quality care. In May 2017 the WDC developed a global consensus statement on good quality care.
The World Dementia Council produced a review in March 2017 taking stock of the evolution of the organisation. It details the steps taken to enhance our ability to fulfil our remit of leading the global fight against dementia.
Finding a path for the cure
In July 2015 WDC member Raj Long published an independent report into an integrated approach to dementia research. Raj is Senior Regulatory Ofﬁcer (Integrated Development), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Director, Integrated Development, UK Department of Health.
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