World Alzheimer Report 2021

Journey to a Diagnosis of Dementia

The World Alzheimer Report 2021, to be published in September 2021, will focus on the crucial topic of diagnosis.

Journey to a diagnosis of dementia

The World Alzheimer Reports are a comprehensive source of global information on dementia. In 2021, we focus on the crucial topic of dementia diagnosis. Contributions and input have been sought from clinicians, people with dementia and caregivers, and ADI member associations, resulting in over 3,500 responses to our online surveys. The report ‘Journey to a Diagnosis of Dementia’ will feature first-hand experiences of receiving a diagnosis from people with dementia.

We are pleased that McGill University of Montreal, Canada has been commissioned to deliver both this report and the 2022 World Alzheimer Report on the inter-related topic of post diagnostic support. Dr Serge Gauthier, on behalf of the McGill team, said:

We strongly believe that our combined experience and expertise in research, care, education and lived experience in dementia-related illnesses will provide a tangible, meaningful and inclusive report on diagnosis and the management of dementia to Alzheimer’s Disease International.

Chris Lynch, Acting CEO and Director of Policy, Communications & Publications for ADI said: “We are delighted to be working with such a dynamic and experienced team at McGill. We are on the cusp of breakthroughs in both treatment and diagnostics, which will influence the next two World Alzheimer Reports, and the McGill team has the expertise to bring the clinical, care and innovation elements together and to capture the vital voice and lived experience of people with dementia and their carers”.

The report is scheduled for launch during World Alzheimer’s Month 2021, alongside a global awareness raising campaign. Please check this page and our social media, found at footer of this page, for updates and to book a place at the launch webinar.

More about McGill and the report

This report will be overseen by the McGill University Research Centre in Studies in Aging and the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, specifically the Division of Geriatric Medicine and the Dementia Education Program, supported by the Office of Education Technology and Online Learning at the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning. Together, they are leading complementary initiatives devoted to prevention, diagnostics, management, education, knowledge dissemination and support for care partners.

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