The World Dementia Council is launching a new project to continue drawing the attention of international decision makers to the dementia challenge. The dementia landscape project will examine the progress towards the 2025 goals: where we have come from, where we are, and what policymakers and others can do to help accelerate progress. It will involve a number of virtual workshops focusing on different areas, followed by a summit in London in 2021.
In view of the 2025 goals set by the G8 at the 2013 dementia summit in London, we have seen the international dementia community continue efforts towards collective action. Research is accelerating, care is improving, we are learning more about brain health and how we reduce the risk of dementia, and awareness and understanding of the disease is increasing.
Yet challenges still remain. Building on successes and a broad analysis of where we are today, the project will bring together global experts, leaders, and people living with dementia and their caregivers to assess what is to be done as we head into 2021.
There are three elements to the landscape project: workshops and roundtable events, a report, and a summit in 2021.
We will hold three virtual workshops over the autumn on the key themes of research, care, and brain health/prevention (in addition to awareness, which will draw upon existing work). We will also organize four virtual roundtables that will focus on additionally-identified standalone topics. These events will help inform a dementia landscape report that reflects on the progress made globally, and make recommendations on how the international community can accelerate progress. The report will be launched at a summit in 2021.
More information on the workshops and roundtables can be found lower down this page. For more information on the project, register your interest using the button above to receive regular updates, and download the adjacent project overview which offers more detail on the programme.