The Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025 was adopted by World Health Organization (WHO) Member States at the 70th World Health Assembly in May 2017. The plan followed 10 years of advocacy for a global response to dementia by Alzheimer’s Disease International and others worldwide.
NYU Silver School of Social Work’s Prof. Stacey Gordon spoke with Dr. Becca Levy of the Yale School of Public Health and Department of Psychology about her newly released book, Breaking the Age Code: How Your Beliefs About Aging Determine How Long and Well You Live. Dr. Levy’s book is based on her ground breaking research on age beliefs and ageism and its negative physical, psychological, and physiological consequences. The event was co-sponsored by the Center for Health and Aging Innovation (CHAI) and the NYU Aging Incubator.
Find out more about the WHO Global action plan on dementia today. Also, read the 5th edition of the report: From Plan to Impact. In this report, you can find:
- A visual summary of national dementia plans around the world
- Progress on our urgent #WhatsYourPlan campaign
- Case studies from more than 40 countries covering all seven of the WHO Global action plan on dementia’s action areas, including on national dementia strategies, awareness raising, diagnosis, treatment, care and support, research and an update on the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
- Essays from dozens of experts on dementia policy, research, innovation, and the economic, social and health ramifications of dementia
- Key recommendations and a call to action for governments to respond to their 2017 commitment and develop national dementia plans by 2025.