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  1. Silver Economy Forum Symposium Report

    In September 2020, GCOA gathered a unique group of business, government, non-profit and academic leaders to discuss “Linking Long Lives, Workplace Benefits and the Silver Economy.” The symposium focused on three overarching and overlapping themes: financial wellness, elder caregiving, and workplace/workforce change. The goals of the symposium were to (1) highlight innovative ideas and demonstrate leadership on the topics of…

  2. International Vision Health Scorecard

    The Scorecard reports on, measures, and compares current country-level performance in vision monitoring, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, care, and support for innovation. It also showcases best practices and highlights areas for improvement. The 15 countries included in our first edition of the International Vision Health Scorecard are Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Nigeria,…

  3. Dementia Innovation Readiness Index 2020: 30 Global Cities

    View the recording of the Index launch webinar here. The Index’s main findings include: Cities must take charge to execute against national dementia plans. Cities must advocate for flexible and transparent funding models enabling regions and cities to adapt national programs and frameworks to local contexts. Cities need to know where they stand with regard…

  4. Hidden Costs of Alzheimer’s Disease Study

    A 2019 study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, aimed to more fully assess the economic impact of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias by identifying and examining the so-called hidden costs, which extend far beyond the person affected and the formal healthcare system. By 2030, it is estimated that the global cost of dementia…

  5. Relationship-Based Home Care Report (German)

    This German translation of the Relationship-Based Home Care report outlines the benefits of relationship-based home care to individuals and their families, to the care ecosystem, and to societies and proposes a set of policy actions to support the integration of this innovative form of care into European health and care systems. See the original report and…

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