International leaders will gather on 30 June 2021 to explore dementia in the context of ageing societies across the world.
Professor Alexandre Kalache from the ILC in Brazil and Dr Adelina Comas-Herrera from STRiDE, based at the LSE, will be presenting at this event, joining co-chairs Professor Shekhar Saxena, Professor of the Practice of Global Mental Health at Harvard (and formerly of WHO) and a member of the World Dementia Council, and Sarah Lock, Senior Vice President for Policy at AARP in a dementia landscape project global dialogue.
The global project is reviewing international progress towards the 2025 dementia goals. At the G8 dementia summit in 2013, governments pledged to work together to advance research, improve care, raise awareness and prevent dementia. We are currently holding a series of global dialogue events of global experts to inform this project, and later this year the Council will publish a report on progress towards the 2025 goals.
Other dialogues that have been held as part of this series have included the topics of research, which have explored biomarkers and advances in treatments as well as in clinical trials, care, which assessed the models of care and the burden of caregivers, as well as on prevention, which looked at the state of play around current thinking in risk reduction strategies and lessons from other public health initiatives, technology in dementia, dementia in low- and middle-income countries, and data sharing for dementia research.