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 to the number of people in the community living with dementia.
- National-level efforts to improve diagnosis rates for dementia should be aligned with the local community.
- Post-diagnostic support is a highly localized but under-addressed opportunity for cities.
- Local governments and service providers must ensure that there is a sufficient supply of affordable and high-quality community-based care providers — including day care, respite care, and in-home care — so that people living with dementia are able to access needed resources.
- Dementia-friendly principles are the tools and practices that make an organization, community, or society-at-large more accessible and livable for people with dementia, but they also enhance cities and improve quality of life for all citizens.
- Cities have a role in enabling new and existing funding models for dementia research.