A message from Alzheimer’s Disease International

Dear friends and colleagues,

With the recent 73rd World Health Assembly being held online, and rightly focused on the global response to COVID-19, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has decided to launch our report on progress towards the WHO’s Global action plan on dementia, in late June this year.

Maintaining dementia as a priority in unprecedented times

Thursday 25 June, 12pm

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

This is an important opportunity for us to consider the additional challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and asking how we ensure that we maintain progress towards the WHO’s Global action plan.

During the 75-minute session, ADI’s CEO Paola Barbarino will chair a panel discussion featuring key speakers, including DAI’s Chair, CEO and co-founder Kate Swaffer, representatives from the WHO, IFPMA and government representatives from Iceland, Japan, Kenya, Korea and Qatar. The panel will share their insights on this important topic, reflecting on the challenges and opportunities posed by the global COVID-19 pandemic for people living with dementia around the world.

The event will mark the launch of our new report, ‘From plan to impact III: Maintaining dementia as a priority in unprecedented times’. It is an important opportunity to hear about national progress, development of dementia plans and COVID-19 response and to pose your questions.

This will be a vital engagement for people living with dementia, carers, academics, researchers, government and policy officials, Alzheimer and dementia associations, NGOs and anyone affected by dementia.

If you have any questions for the panellists, please send them to a.bliss@alz.co.uk in advance. This will allow the webinar to run smoothly.

Ahead of the event we suggest you read ADI’s statement to the 73rd World Health Assembly and the previous edition of From plan to impact.