Through building global networks, we bring together individuals and organizations at our international events, summits and global dialogues to facilitate better collaboration. Together we agree to share goals and raise the profile of tackling dementia internationally.

  • The next decade: therapies and brain health

    The 2024 World Dementia Council Summit took place March 2024 in London at the Francis Crick Institute. Bringing together over 150 global experts the summit debated the decade ahead considering the changing landscape in treatments, care, prevention and awarness globally as the first treatments begin to reach patients. 

  • Netherland government host high level dementia summit

    In October the government of the Netherlands hosted a high level meeting on dementia. The one day meeting in the Hague brought together international leaders in government, research, and industry, as well as caregivers and advocates.  At the meeting attending governments agreed a new communique on demenita. The communique commits to the establishment of a new international governmental body on dementia and the establishment of a new international prize for leaders in the dementia field.

  • G7 health ministers dementia meeting

    The G7 health ministers at their meeting in Nagazaki in May 2023 had a dedicated meeting on addressing the challenge of dementia organized by the Government of Japan, the World Dementia Council and the Health and Global Policy Institute. G7 health ministers in their communique restated their commitments to making advances in dementia research, care and risk reduction.

  • World Dementia Council Summit 2023

    One day meeting on March 20th 2023 at the Francis Crick Institute in London

  • Virtual pre-meeting: October 2022

    In October 2022 the Government of the Netherlands, with the World Dementia Council, hosted a virtual meeting on progress in research and care. Netherlands Minister for Long Term Care Conny Helder, WDC chair Professor Philip Scheltens, Professor Bart De Strooper, Dr Maria Carrillo,  Professor Charlotte Teunissen, Professor Philippe Amouyel, Professor David Sharp, Dr Greg Moore and Professor Wiesje van der Flier. Ahead of the meeting a collection of essays were published. 

  • Summit 2022: London

    The WDC Summit 2022 took place on 28 March 2022 at the Francis Crick Institute in London, UK. It brought together global dementia leaders, policymakers, and advocates to reflect on what has been achieved in the fields of research and care and identify public policy challenges that need to be overcome to accelerate progress.

  • Global Dialgoues - conversations on dementia research, care and risk reduction

    The World Dementia Council held global dialogues for international dementia leaders on key topics for the field. The Council held 13 diaglogues for over four hundred participants during 2020 and 2022. The topics includes biomarkers, care provision, technology in care settings, prevention, the experience of early career researchers and the perspective of people living with dementia. After all of the sessions the Council published the transcript of the diagloue and a collection of essays from thought leaders in the field

  • Summit 2021: Virtual

    A revised WDC Summit 2021 took place virtually (originally planned to be held in London) on 6 December 2021 and focused on progress and challenges in the research field.

  • Summit 2019: Tokyo

    On 18 October 2019, global leaders and the international dementia community reconvened in Tokyo, Japan for the WDC's one-day, high-level summit, organised with Janssen Neuroscience and the Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI).

  • DFIs roundtable: Sydney

    As part of the project to present a global evidence base for dementia friendly initiatives, the WDC co-hosted a satellite roundtable event in Sydney, Australia, on 26 September 2019. Organised with the Government of Australia, international participants explored regional examples delivering dementia friendly initiatives.

  • FT dementia summit 2019

    The WDC partnered with the Financial Times for a dementia summit in London on 18 September 2019. We explored the latest advances in diagnosis and treatments, whilst addressing the challenges facing those responsible for bringing new ideas to life.

  • DFIs roundtable: Los Angeles

    As part of the project to present a global evidence base for dementia friendly initiatives, the WDC co-hosted a satellite roundtable event in Los Angeles, United States, on 16 July 2019. The event was organized with AARP and brought together stakeholders from across the world to discuss how dementia friendly programs are simultaneously seeking to change society whilst providing support for people with dementia.

  • Summit 2018: London

    On 5 December 2018, global leaders and the international dementia community came together once again in London, UK for the WDC's five-year progress summit, organised with the Wellcome Trust and Janssen Neuroscience.