ADI and ITN Productions announce the news style programme: Building on Hope

ADI has partnered with ITN Productions Industry to produce the news-style documentary Building on Hope.

To coincide with our 35th global conference, we are pleased to announce that we are co-producing a new-style programme, Building on Hope, in partnership with ITN Productions Industry News.  The programme will look at post-pandemic challenges globally, as well as the latest research, technology and innovations driving change, and the work international organisations are doing to advance diagnostics, trials and treatment. This is our third documentary with ITN Productions, building on the momentum of ‘Hope in the Age of Dementia’ and ‘Every 3 seconds’.

There are over 55 million people worldwide living with dementia and over 200 million people affected when friends, families and carers are taken into consideration. The World Health Organization (WHO) forecasts predict that the number will increase to 78 million in 2030 and 139 million by 2050, with a current annual cost of US $1.3 trillion, which is expected to rise to $2.8 trillion by 2030. Without a diagnosis, one is unable to gain access to the proper treatment and worldwide, diagnosis levels are still far too low (a topic which was explored in our 2021 World Alzheimer Report ‘Journey through the diagnosis of dementia‘) and post-diagnosis support even rarer.

Anchored by an ITN Productions presenter from the ITN Studios, Building on Hope will shine a light on international innovations and healthcare diversities from country to country, while also examining  the current challenges faced by  people living with dementia on a global scale. The news-style documentary will hear from experts in their field who will highlight the important work of different sectors in recent years towards advancing diagnostics and treatment for this disease.

The programme will also explore the WHO Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017–2025, which aims to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers, while also decreasing the impact of dementia on communities and countries. Reporter led case studies and interviews will highlight the latest research, treatments, technologies, trials and innovations leading the way in finding a solution to the problems dementia and Alzheimer’s disease pose to society today.

Paola Barbarino, ADI CEO said:

 We are looking forward to bringing together a family of people who are committed and focused on finding a solution to the problem that Alzheimer’s and dementia poses to our society today, while looking ahead to the breakthroughs of the future.

Nina Harrison-Bell Head of ITN Productions Industry News said:

We are proud to partner once again with ADI to continue to raise awareness of the global dementia health crisis. Our programme will express both the challenges faced and the hope ahead for those living with dementia and their carers and showcase the amazing work being done around the world to help tackle the condition. In recent years, scientists have made tremendous progress in better understanding Alzheimer’s and in developing and testing new treatments, and we hope our programme engages professionals throughout the sector and beyond, inspires innovation and helps make dementia a global health priority.

For further information, or to participate in the programme, please contact: Georgia Gerstein, Senior Programme Director, Industry News at ITN Productions:



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