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International Webinar: Building Dementia-Friendly Communities in Asia Pacific

Invitation to the International Webinar “Building Dementia-Friendly Communities in Asia Pacific”

As we face an era of global aging, the number of people living with dementia is projected to double by 2040, and the majority will be living in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Such regions have fewer of the resources needed to cope with dementia-related care compared to high-income countries. As the disease progresses, increasing care and support is needed for people with dementia and their caregivers. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that “increasing public awareness, acceptance and understanding of dementia and making the societal environment friendly will enable people with dementia to participate in the community and maximize their autonomy through improved social participation.”

 In order to help explore this issue, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), JCIE, and the Health and Global Policy Institute (HGPI) have come to together to host a webinar bringing together a panel of experts from Indonesia, Japan, and the United States. These experts will share the latest insights on how the global community can work hand-in-hand to promote dementia-friendly communities in ways that make sense for LMICs and HICs alike.

Date and Time:

Wednesday, March 24 (US) | Friday, March 25 (Asia)

10:00–11:00 pm EDT | 9:00 am ICT (GMT+7) | 11:00 am JST (GMT+9)


Online (link to the meeting room to be provided after registration)


  • Ryoji Noritake, CEO, Board Member, Health and Global Policy Institute


  • Rajiv Ahuja, Associate Director, Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging
  • Ryoma Kayano, Technical Officer, WHO Centre for Health Development (WHO Kobe Centre)
  • DY Suharya, Regional Director, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) Asia Pacific Region; Founder, Alzheimer’s Indonesia


  • Kim Ashizawa, Senior Advisor, Japan Center for International Exchange 
  • Osuke Komazawa, Special Advisor on Healthcare & Long-Term Care Policy, ERIA


Starting Date

25 March 2021

End Date

25 March 2021




Virtual Room

Contact Info

Ms Nanda Putri

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