We develop evidence of best practice in our publications, providing resources to help enable others to deliver evidence-based change.

  • Summit 2022 transcript: from basic science to new treatment

    Conversation from the WDC Summit 2022 session looking at the development of new treatments with Professor Bart de Strooper director of the Dementia Research Institute, Dr Maria Carrillo, Chief Scientific Officer Alzheimer's Association, Professor Colin Masters, University of Melbourne and Dr Nadeem Sarwar, Global Head for Genomics Strategy, Eisai. The session was introduced and chaired by Dr Howard Fillit, co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer ADDF.

  • Summit 2022 transcript: global perspectives on dementia

    The dialogue on health system challenges was chaired by Professor Philippe Amouyel, University Hospital of Lille. Professor Sube Banerjee, University of Plymouth, Dr Joanne Pike, Alzheimer's Association, Professor Viji Ravindranath, National Brain Center, India and Dr Gustavo Sevlever, Chairman, Neuropathology Department FLENII Argentina shared perspectives. The transcript is now available.

  • Summit 2022 transcript: prevention and brain health

    The Council has published a transcript of a conversation from the WDC summit on prevention and brain health. The participants were Professor Kaarin Anstey, University of New South Wales, Professor Miia Kivipelto, Karolinska Intitutet and Sarah Lenz Lock, ARRP. The session was moderated by Hilary Evans, CEO Alzheimer's Research UK.

  • Summit 2021 transcript: Are we on track?

    Transcript from the WDC Summit 2021 session looking at how the research and policy landscape is facilitating the development of new treatments, the current state of global coordination, and assessed the levels and models of funding to support research.

  • Summit 2021 transcript: Innovation and incentives

    Transcript from the WDC Summit 2021 session looking at innovations and incentives in the drug discovery process, examining what the role of funders, regulators and industry is in developing the research landscape.

  • Summit 2021 transcript: Data sharing

    Transcript from the WDC Summit 2021 session looking at data sharing for dementia research, assessing how we can maximise the benefits of big data developing global cohorts, the comparability and sharing of data, and  how we can overcome regulatory barriers.

  • Transcript from the global dialogue on early career scientists in dementia

    A transcript from the global dialogue of international leaders in dementia discussing the challenges and opportunities faced by early career scientists in dementia, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Transcript from the global dialogue on lived experiences of dementia

    A transcript from the global dialogue of international advocates discussing the challenges and opportunities from the perspective of people with lived experiences of dementia, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Reflections from the global dialogue on data sharing for dementia research

    A series of essays from international leaders in dementia offering reflections on the conversations had during and after the global dialogue on data sharing for dementia research, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Transcript from the global dialogue on psychosocial research in dementia

    A transcript from the global dialogue of international leaders in dementia discussing the challenges and opportunities around psychosocial research in dementia, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Transcript from the global dialogue on health system readiness

    A transcript from the global dialogue of international leaders in dementia discussing the challenges and opportunities faced for the readiness of health systems, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Transcript from the global dialogue on non-amyloid targets for disease modification

    A transcript from the global dialogue of international leaders in dementia discussing the challenges and opportunities faced around non-amyloid targets for disease modification, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Reflections from the global dialogue on dementia and an ageing society

    A series of essays from international leaders in dementia offering reflections on the conversations had during and after the global dialogue on dementia and an ageing society, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Transcript from the global dialogue on dementia and an ageing society

    A transcript from the global dialogue of international leaders in dementia discussing the challenges and opportunities faced by ageing societies, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Transcript from global dialogue on clinical trials

    A transcript from the global dialogue of international leaders in dementia reflecting on the challenges and progress in clinical trials, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Transcript from the global dialogue on data sharing for dementia research

    A transcript from the global dialogue of international leaders in dementia discussing data sharing for dementia research, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Reflections from the global dialogue on LMICs

    A series of essays from international leaders in dementia offering reflections on the conversations had during and after the global dialogue on dementia in low- and middle-income countries, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Transcript from global dialogue on low- and middle-income countries

    A transcript from the global dialogue of international leaders in dementia assessing progress made in dementia in LMICs, in particular the challenges and opportunities including around setting up and running trials, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Reflections from the global dialogue on technology and dementia

    A series of essays from international leaders in dementia offering reflections on the conversations had during and after the global dialogue on technology and dementia, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Transcript from global dialogue on technology

    A transcript from the global dialogue of international leaders in dementia exploring technology in prevention and the maintenance of brain health, technology to maintain and improve daily function, and technology that assists in the provision of patient-centred health and social care, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Reflections from the global dialogue on prevention

    A series of essays from international leaders in dementia offering reflections on the conversations had during and after the global dialogue on dementia prevention, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Transcript from global dialogue on prevention

    A transcript from the global dialogue of international leaders in dementia examining the evidence base for dementia prevention programmes and some of the current research happening in the field, prevention programmes and their practical implementation, as well as some of the lessons from other public health initiatives, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Reflections from the global dialogue on care

    A series of essays from international leaders in dementia offering reflections on the conversations had during and after the global dialogue on dementia care, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Transcript from global dialogue on care

    A transcript from the global dialogue of international leaders in dementia discussing the progress made in the field of care and the challenges that remain, exploring models of care, the burden of caregivers, and art and music in dementia, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Defining dementia friendly initiatives

    In the first of a series of papers, this publication considers what different countries, organizations and individuals mean by “dementia friendly” and what the projects are trying to achieve.

  • Reflections from global dialogue on biomarkers and treatments

    A series of essays from international leaders in dementia offering reflections on the conversations had during and after the global dialogue on biomarkers and treatments, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Transcript from global dialogue on biomarkers and treatments

    A transcript from the global dialogue of international leaders in dementia discussing blood-based biomarkers and advances in treatments, part of the dementia landscape project

  • Dementia prevention in Japan

    An evidence paper prepared by Tomo Takasugi (research officer at Sompo Research Institute Inc) and Katsunori Kondo (professor of social epidemiology and health policy at the Center for Preventative Medical Sciences, Chiba University) informs the dementia friendly initiatives project about dementia risk factors and risk reduction efforts in Japan. The evidence submitted in this paper is solely the independent work of the authors.

  • Impacts of dementia friendly initiatives

    In the second of a series of papers, this publication reflects on evidence underpinning the impact of dementia friendly initiatives and explores the evidence for impact of initiatives at a local, national and international level.

     

     

  • Methodology, bibliography​​​​​​ and survey data (Dementia friendly initiatives)

    Evidence for the dementia friendly initiatives project was collected from several contributors – academic papers and published literature, surveys, and roundtables – to provide a global assessment of dementia friendliness. The project has drawn on a variety of experts, including most importantly people with dementia and caregivers, as well as activists, volunteers, third sector organizations, academics, policymakers and leaders within the dementia movement.

  • Global care statement

    All persons affected by dementia – those living with the diseases that cause it, their care partners, and their family and friends – have a right to receive the highest quality care and support possible to meet their needs. But today too many people struggle to access good quality care. In May 2017 the WDC developed a global consensus statement on good quality care.

  • Review 2017

    The World Dementia Council produced a review in March 2017 taking stock of the evolution of the organisation. It details the steps taken to enhance our ability to fulfil our remit of leading the global fight against dementia.

  • Finding a path for the cure

    In July 2015 WDC member Raj Long published an independent report into an integrated approach to dementia research. Raj is Senior Regulatory Officer (Integrated Development), Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Director, Integrated Development, UK Department of Health.

  • Defeating dementia: the road to 2025

    Launched in December 2018, the WDC produced a five-year progress report to focus on the international community’s work towards the 2025 dementia goals. These goals are focused around four key areas: a disease-modifying therapy, living well, care, and reducing the impact of dementia. The report provides a review of what has happened in each area – what advances have been made, where activity has lagged, and what action the international community needs to take to accelerate progress.