Alzheimer's Disease International produces a range of publications - a newsletter, factsheets and booklets. Information in other languages is available from our member associations. Publications can be downloaded free, and a single printed copy is usually free of charge. If you are requesting larger quantities of printed materials, then we will ask for a contribution to cover our costs. Please contact us if you would like to receive printed copies of our materials.

World Alzheimer Reports

ADI has published several World Alzheimer Reports, each covering a different topic.

The World Alzheimer Report 2009 contains a comprehensive global study of the prevalence of dementia and looks at levels of mortality, disability, strain on carers and dependency. The report also has an overview of what dementia is, examples of good national dementia plans and health service responses.

The World Alzheimer Report 2010 provides the most comprehensive global picture yet of the economic impact of dementia and includes an estimate of the worldwide cost of dementia, including direct medical costs, direct non-medical costs and costs of informal (family) care.

The World Alzheimer Report 2011 looks at the benefits of early diagnosis and intervention, based on the first-ever systematic review of the evidence on early diagnosis and early intervention for dementia.

The World Alzheimer Report 2012 shares results from an international survey of people with dementia and carers, provides information on stigma and dementia and relevant programmes worldwide.

The World Alzheimer Report 2013 looks at long-term care including how much dependence is caused by dementia, the quality of long-term care and how to improve it. The report also examines the cost and financing of long-term care, both at home and in care homes.

The World Alzheimer Report 2014 looks at risk reduction and makes a critical examination of the evidence for modifiable risk factors for dementia and provides recommendations for public health measures to prevent dementia at a population level.

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Global Perspective - regular newsletter

Global Perspective is ADI's newsletter. It is produced four times a year and features the activities of ADI and Alzheimer associations worldwide as well as carers' stories and research updates. You can sign up to receive newsletter notifications by email.

September 2014 issue PDF: 12 pages

June 2014 issue PDF: 12 pages
March 2014 issue PDF: 12 pages
December 2013 issue PDF: 12 pages
October 2013 issue PDF: 12 pages
June 2013 issue PDF: 20 pages
March 2013 issue PDF: 12 pages
December 2012 issue PDF: 12 pages
October 2012 issue PDF: 12 pages
June 2012 issue PDF: 12 pages
Archive of previous issues

Alzheimer's Research & Therapy

Affiliated to ADI, Alzheimer's Research & Therapy publishes peer-reviewed articles at the forefront of scientific breakthroughs in the field of Alzheimer's dementia and other neurodegenerative conditions. All original research articles published are open access, which means that the articles are universally and freely available online. The journal also provides reviews, commentaries, debates and reports that are available by subscription.

Follow this link for Alzheimer's Research & Therapy content

About dementia

Essential information about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias

Is it only old people who get dementia? Do people with Alzheimer's disease just lose their memory? Find out how much you really know about Alzheimer's disease and related dementias with these booklets, which aim to challenge some of the myths and uncover the truth. These booklets will provide you with information that every individual needs to know about this often misunderstood disease.

Know the faces of dementia English PDF: 8 pages
Know the faces of dementia Spanish PDF: 8 pages

Useful information about dementia English PDF: 6 pages

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Help for caregivers

Produced in collaboration with the World Health Organization, this booklet contains information on dementia and provides practical tips on how to care for a person with dementia. Available in English, Spanish and Serbian.

English PDF: 14 pages
Spanish PDF: 16 pages
Serbian PDF: 23 pages

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How to develop an Alzheimer's association and get results

This booklet takes those wanting to set up an Alzheimer association through the process in a step-by-step fashion. Available in English and Spanish. You can read the English text of the booklet here.

English PDF: 10 pages
Spanish PDF: 11 pages

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Influencing public policy

This booklet was written to help Alzheimer associations plan and run successful public policy campaigns. Available in English.

PDF: 11 pages

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Starting a self-help group

This booklet provides practical help with setting up and running a self-help group for carers of people with dementia. It has been written by caregivers from around the world with experience of running self-help groups. Available in English and Spanish. You can read the English text of the booklet here.

English PDF: 10 pages
Spanish PDF: 10 pages

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Planning and design guide for community-based day care centres

This guide sets out some principles for those considering setting up a day care centre for people with dementia. Available in English.

PDF: 24 pages

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Charter of principles

A set of principles which ADI believe are fundamental to the provision of care for people with dementia and for the support of their family members and caregivers. Available in English and Spanish. The charter of principles is also on this web site.

English PDF: 1 page
Spanish PDF: 1 page


Dementia in primary care video

ADI as sponsored the production of this video aimed at doctors to enhance the knowledge and skills of GPs and covers screening for dementia, diagnosing different dementias, working with carers, functional assessment and managing behavioural problems. Available only on VHS tape, in English.

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Annual report

Includes highlights of ADI's work and financial information.

2012-2013 PDF: 6 pages

Previous Annual Reports

Some of these documents are available in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). They can be viewed and printed from this web site by using the free Adobe Reader software.