Looking to the future: The dementia landscape


An in-person WDC summit is taking place on Monday 28 March 2022 at the Francis Crick Institute in London, UK.

The summit will continue the format of previous gatherings in Tokyo 2019 and London 2018 that brought together global dementia leaders. As well as reflecting on what has been achieved in the fields of research and care, the summits identify public policy challenges that need to be overcome to accelerate progress.

The summit follows a series of global dialogues held over the past year as part of the WDC’s dementia landscape project. A global initiative led by the Council, it has reviewed international progress made against the commitments the G8 made in 2013. The project beings together international leaders across the areas of research, care, awareness and risk reduction.

We have held 13 virtual global dialogues, on different themes that were highlighted by the G8 in the ministerial communique. These include the development of treatments, global clinical trials, data sharing, prevention, care, technology and others. Along with looking at these themes there have also been dialogues around dementia in low-and-middle income countries and a dialogue for people with lived experiences of the condition.


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  • Programme

    View the summit programme here.

  • Nearby hotels

    Whilst the WDC cannot organise travel and accommodation, you can find a list of recommended nearby hotels here.

  • Covid-19

    For international attendees, please note you no longer need to take any Covid-19 tests or fill in a passenger locator form when travelling to England from abroad. These changes apply whether you are fully vaccinated or not. However, you should check your re-entry requirements for your home country.