Global leaders in dementia prevention offer reflections in new essay collection

The World Dementia Council has launched a new paper presenting reflections from international dementia leaders in the field of prevention. As part of the dementia landscape project series of global dialogues, this essay collection follows the dialogue looking at the evidence for risk reduction, examples of prevention strategies, and includes national perspectives from Canada and Japan.

The dialogue, chaired by Professor Kaarin Anstey and Professor Philippe Amouyel, included nearly 50 prominent scientists, researchers and others from across the international community. The paper features introductions from both co-chairs, in addition to contributions from other participants assessing the progress made and addressing the challenges ahead for the global community in advancing dementia prevention.

Essay contributors are Professor Carol Brayne and Dr Lindsay Wallace (University of Cambridge), Dr Anja Leist (University of Luxembourg), Professor Gill Livingston (University College London), Sarah Lock (AARP and Global Council on Brain Health) Ryoji Noritake (HGPI) and Dr Theresa Tam (Chief Public Health Officer of Canada).

The global dialogues in the series are being held to help track progress made since the world’s first G8 dementia summit was held in 2013 in London. It was here that the international community of top scientists in the field, research funders, pharmaceutical companies and governments committed to accelerate the research agenda and deliver the first disease-modifying treatment by 2025 (a primary aim of the 2025 goals).