Dementia Innovation Readiness Index

Dementia Innovation Readiness Index 2020: 30 Global Cities

This report was produced in collaboration with the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) and the Lien Foundation and focuses on city-level innovation readiness to dementia in 30 major cities globally. The cities featured in the report include Amsterdam, Auckland, Bangalore, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Copenhagen, Doha, Geneva, Glasgow, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Manchester, Mexico City, New York, Paris, Rome, Sao Paolo, Seoul, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Taipei, Tel Aviv, Tokyo and Vancouver. Given population ageing, and the huge increases in the over 60 population in cities globally, the need for local leadership to address dementia is clear, yet the Index findings suggest that cities around the world have not fully leveraged opportunities to support the development or adoption of innovations in dementia care, treatment and support and should take a leadership role in dementia innovation readiness. The report calls strongly for cities to take a leading role in engaging fully with their
national dementia plans, in their development and in their deployment.
(October 2020)

Dementia Innovation Readiness Index 2018

The second Dementia Innovation Readiness Index was launched by the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) and ADI during ADI’s 33rd Conference at McCormick Place in Chicago. The report analyzes – for the first time ever – the readiness of countries to develop and deploy dementia solutions into their healthcare, policy and social frameworks. This edition of the Index evaluates five major global countries: Argentina, Brazil, China, India, and Saudi Arabia – countries which have younger populations than the G7 countries highlighted previously, but still face many of the same barriers to dementia innovation, including limited public leadership and funding, uneven access to high-quality care, and difficulty with early, accurate diagnosis. (July 2018) 

Dementia Innovation Readiness Index 2017

The first ever Dementia Innovation Readiness Index was launched by the Global Coalition on Aging (GCOA) and ADI at a special pre-conference session at the 32nd International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International in Kyoto, Japan. The report was the first-ever comprehensive evaluation of innovation in dementia treatment, prevention, and care across G7 countries, drawing on best practices and identifying areas for improvement. The index highlights a growing need to address
a lack of data on dementia care and treatment, including building a better picture of and comparisons between the diagnosis of dementia, and encouraging the standardisation of diagnostic tools. (April 2017)