Alzheimer's Disease International and Bupa: Shaping global dementia care

Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and Bupa have formed a partnership to revolutionize dementia care. We are campaigning to ensure people with dementia can live well and that family and friends are properly supported. The partnership brings together ADI as the global voice on dementia and Bupa as the largest international provider of specialist dementia care.

Our joint Global Dementia Charter, 'I can live well with dementia', has been written for and endorsed by people living with the disease.

As part of our partnership, we have developed two authoritative reports.

Report: Improving dementia care worldwide

This report has reviewed existing National Dementia Plans from around the world, and puts forward recommendations for governments on what a best practice plan should include and how it should be developed and implemented.

As prevalence of dementia and associated care costs soar, these plans will become increasingly important in keeping long-term care affordable and sustainable.

The report, ‘Improving Dementia Care Worldwide’, was written by Professor Anne Margriet Pot and Dr Ionela Petrea from the Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction (Trimbos-institute).

Commenting on the report, Professor Pot said:

“None of the current Plans we reviewed serve as a ‘gold standard’ but there are certainly lessons that one government can learn from the experiences of another – to decide what would be the right content for the plan to focus on, how to develop a plan in an efficient way and how to stimulate the effectiveness of its implementation.”  

The report is available in four languages.