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GOOD NEWS: Dementia mentioned as global health priority in G20 summit declaration June29th

Birgit Dietz

Great achievement by Alzheimer’s Disease International and partners!

As you may have seen on the news and in social media, we were very pleased that the G20 singled out dementia as one of its global health priorities in the summit declaration on 29 June! We at ADI have worked so hard for this to happen and it will give us a strong launchpad from which to ask governments to take action to improve the lives of people with dementia and their families.

We also worked with our partners on the larger issue of NCDs and Healthy Ageing and it is wonderful to see these included as well.

The key extract from the declaration reads: “We will promote healthy and active ageing through policy measures to address health promotion, prevention and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases, and through people-centered, multi-sectoral, community-based integrated health and long-term care over the life course in accordance with national context including demographic trends. We will implement comprehensive set of policies to address dementia, including promoting risk reduction and sustainable provision of long-term care as well as inclusive societies aiming to improve quality of lives of people with dementia and caregivers.”

 Congratulations to all people involved and carry on with your engagement!! We will do our best to support and promote our mutual work!