[Japanese Version Release] Presenting Translations of World Dementia Council Reports “Defining dementia friendly initiatives” and “Impacts of dementia friendly initiatives” (January 12, 2022)
date : 1/12/2022
In collaboration with the World Dementia Council (WDC) and the AARP, Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) has published Japanese translations of two reports presented in 2020, namely “Defining dementia friendly initiatives(Paper1)” and “Impacts of dementia friendly initiatives(Paper2).” The former report contains observations on dementia friendly initiatives and the latter report examines results generated by such initiatives.
The first and second papers can be downloaded here.
These reports are products of a project established at the 2018 summit commemorating the fifth anniversary of the WDC that aims to gather and analyze dementia-friendly policies and regional initiatives from around the world. In 2019, the WDC analyzed academic publications from each country, collected data from regional surveys, and gathered opinions and reports from academia or civil society organizations located in countries or regions with advanced policies for dementia. According to original plans, a full report was to be presented in summer 2020 but was postponed due to the global effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The first paper in the report was presented in September 2020 and provided a summary of key findings from the evidence gathered.
HGPI Board Member and CEO Mr. Ryoji Noritake provided a foreword to the second paper in which he introduced HGPI’s dementia policy project and efforts for dementia taken by the Japanese government. He also made statements on the need to build a dementia-inclusive society while promoting evidence-based initiatives.