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G20 places dementia prominently on its agenda

Saturday 29 June 2019

On 28-29 June 2019, the leaders of the G20, met in Osaka, Japan, to address major global economic challenges. The G20 is an international forum for the governments and central bank governors from 19 countries and the European Union (EU). After the summit, the G20 leaders released a final declaration, point 31 of which says:

“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.” It is the first time that dementia, healthy ageing and non-communicable diseases are placed prominently on the agenda of the G20, which is very encouraging.

You can read the full declaration, here: