In July 2018, GCOA launched the 2018 Dementia Innovation Readiness Index and G7 Update at Alzheimer’s Disease International’s 33rd Conference in Chicago. GCOA and ADI first published the Dementia Innovation Readiness Index in April 2017. The Index was the first-ever effort to analyze the readiness of different countries to integrate innovative dementia solutions into their healthcare systems and policy frameworks. Since the Index’s publication, several countries that were analyzed have taken steps forward to support innovation readiness in dementia, yet others have failed to make any measurable progress.
ADI CEO Paola Barbarino joined GCOA CEO Mike Hodin and special guests to report on progress achieved in the past year in G7 countries and present Index scores and findings for Argentina, Brazil, China, India, and Saudi Arabia.
The Index reports on 10 factors that support or enable dementia innovation readiness:
- Strategy and commitment
- Government funding
- Education and workforce
- Early detection and diagnosis
- Regulatory environment
- Access to care
- Prevention and risk reduction
- Business environment
- Care standards
- Built environment