Transcript of global dialogue on dementia and an ageing society published

The Council has published the transcript from the global dialogue of international leaders on dementia and ageing societies. Chaired by Professor Shekhar Saxena and Sarah Lock, the transcript captures contributions including the presentations by the ILC's Professor Alexandre Kalache and the LSE and STRiDE's Dr Adelina Comas-Herrera.

Leaders gathered on 30 June 2021 for the global dialogue event in the dementia landscape project series, a discussion that included more than 50 prominent academics and not-for-profit leaders who reflected on the progress made on ageing in recent years and assess the challenges that remain in the context of dementia.

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 trialscare, 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 dementiadementia in low- and middle-income countries, and data sharing for dementia research.