Wendy Weidner

Alzheimer's Disease International

Wendy Weidner

Wendy Weidner is Head of Research and Publications for Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) where she leads on the development and growth of ADI’s global research portfolio in partnership with academic institutions and Alzheimer associations across a wide range of projects including diagnosis, dementia care pathways, interventions, clinical trials, and epidemiology and inclusion and diversity. Wendy also leads ADI publications, including the World Alzheimer Report and From Plan to Impact – a yearly report that tracks the progress of the Global Action Plan on Dementia. Wendy coordinates and works alongside ADI’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel, a diverse group of dementia specialists who provide expert advice to ADI as well as a new Expert by Experience Advisory Panel that will include people living with dementia and their care partners.



Countries UK;
Topics Access to care; Care inequalities; Care integration/ coordination; Dementia care and support; Gender and care; LTC systems in LMIC countries; Person-centered care; Stigma and discrimination;
Methods Case studies; Co-production methods; Comparative policy analysis; Knowledge-exchange; Practice-based approaches; Qualitative studies; Questionnaire; Surveys; Theory of Change;
Role Advocacy;
Interest Groups Community-based approaches to dementia care; Employment Education and Family carers; Long-Term Care Policy; Strengthening Responses to Dementia;
Key publications

Frederiksen, K. S., Lanctôt, K. L., Weidner, W., Hahn-Pedersen, J. H., & Mattke, S. (2023). A Literature Review on the Burden of Alzheimer’s Disease on Care Partners. Journal of Alzheimer’s disease : JAD96(3), 947–966. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-230487

Long, S., Benoist, C., Weidner, W. 2023. World Alzheimer Report 2023: Reducing dementia risk: never too early, never too late. London, England: Alzheimer’s Disease International.

Weidner W, Amour R, Breuer E, et al. Transforming dementia research into policy change: A case study of the multi-country STRiDE project. Dementia. 2023;0(0). doi:10.1177/14713012231176324

Boccardi, M, Handels, R, Gold, M, et al. Clinical research in dementia: A perspective on implementing innovation. Alzheimer’s Dement. 2022; 18: 2352– 2367. https://doi.org/10.1002/alz.12622

Weidner W, Barbarino P, Lynch C. (2021) ‘Women and dementia policy: Redressing imbalance through gender transformative policies,’ in Ferreti M, Dimech A, Santuccione A. (ed.) Sex and Gender Differences in Alzheimer’s Disease. USA: Elsevier.

Breuer, E. et al. (2021) ‘Beyond the project: Building a strategic theory of change to address dementia care, treatment and support gaps across seven middle-income countries’, Dementia. doi: 10.1177/14713012211029105.

Impact and mortality of COVID-19 on people living with dementia: cross-country report.’ Aug 19, 2020, LTCcovid.org, International Long-Term Care Policy Network, CPEC-LSE

Supporting people living with dementia and their carers in low- and middle-income countries’ Comas-Herrera A, Lorenz-Dant K, et al. 10 April 2020

Livingston G, Weidner W. COVID-19 and dementia: difficult decisions about hospital admission and triage 2020. https://www.alz.co.uk/news/adi-releases-position-paper-on-covid-19-and-dementia

Wang H, Li T, Barbarino P, Gauthier S, Brodaty H, Molinuevo JL, Xie H, Sun Y, Yu E, Tang Y, Weidner W, Yu X. Dementia care during COVID-19. Lancet. 2020 Apr 11;395(10231):1190-1191. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30755-8. Epub 2020 Mar 30. PMID: 32240625; PMCID: PMC7146671.

Admiral Nurses Delivering Workplace Clinics for Family Carers: Innovative Practice Dementia, Sage Publications, Volume 16, Issue 3, April 2017 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1471301217705547