Defining dementia friendly initiatives
Presenting a global evidence base for 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.
Methodology, bibliography and survey data
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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