Dementia is the biggest health challenge facing the international community. No one country and no one individual can alone meet this challenge. Only through greater international collaboration will we together defeat dementia. The World Dementia Council works to keep dementia on the international agenda.
WDC provides global leadership through developing evidence of best practice and global resources we will enable others to deliver evidence based change.
WDC achieves change through establishing global collaborative networks of individuals and organisations in key priority areas to agree global goals and raise the profile of tackling dementia internationally.
- Harry JohnsWDC Chair, Trustee and Global Team Lead
- Jeremy HughesWDC Vice Chair and Trustee
- Professor Ricardo F. Allegri, MD, PhDWDC Member
- Professor Philippe Amouyel, MD, PhDWDC Member and Global Team Lead
- Samantha Budd Haeberlein, PhDWDC Member
- Hilary DoxfordWDC Member
- Kiki EdwardsWDC Member
- Phyllis FerrellWDC Member
- Margaret A. Hamburg, MDWDC Member
- Paul HoganWDC Member
- Yves Joanette PhD, FCAHSWDC Member
- Kiyoshi Kurokawa, MD, PhDWDC Member
- Chris LlewellynWDC Member and Global Team Lead
- Raj LongWDC Member
- Tetsuyuki (Tetsu) Maruyama, PhDWDC Member
- Professor Pierluigi Nicotera, PhDWDC Member
- Meera PattabiramanWDC Member and Trustee
- Ronald C. Petersen, MD, PhDWDC Member and Global Team Lead
- Lorna SabbiaWDC Member
- Lisa RomettyWDC Member
- Kusumadewi (DY) SuharyaWDC Member
- Kate SwafferWDC Member
- Li-Yu TangWDC Member
- George VradenburgWDC Member and Trustee
The council has 24 members drawn from around the world as well as associate members representing governments and international organisations such as the OECD and WHO. The Council meets twice a year. Since it was established the council has met twelve times to review the international dementia agenda and progress towards the 2025 ambitions.
The World Dementia Council has an Executive Team led by Lenny Shallcross the Executive Director
Our Work Priorities
December 2018 will mark the fifth anniversary of the London summit. Throughout 2018 the World Dementia Council is reviewing what has happened since the 2013 summit in these key areas and identifying key actions needed to accelerate progress.