News

World Alzheimer Report 2015 reveals global cost of dementia set to reach US $1 trillion by 2018

25 August 2015 - The World Alzheimer Report 2015: 'The Global Impact of Dementia: An analysis of prevalence, incidence, cost and trends’ finds that there are currently around 46.8 million people living with dementia around the world, with numbers set to increase to 74.7 million by 2030 and 131.5 million by 2050. There are over 9.9 million new cases of dementia each year worldwide, implying one new case every 3.2 seconds. [read more]

Australian government commits $35 million for dementia research

7 August 2015 - The Australian government have announced they will invest AUS$35.6 million into six Dementia Research Team Grants, as part of their ongoing commitment to support and promote research into care, treatments and risk reduction for dementia. [read more]

In memory of Richard Taylor PhD

28 July 2015 - It is with sadness, but also deep appreciation for all he has done, that we inform you that Richard Taylor PhD passed away at home from cancer on Saturday 25 July 2015. [read more]

Research hints that amyloid therapies may slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s

22 July 2015 - Research from clinical trials presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) shows encouraging results that indicate amyloid related therapies could possibly slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s. Further results are needed to confirm these findings. [read more]

NGOs call on United Nations (UN) to reconsider discriminatory Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

25 June 2015 - In a letter published today in The Telegraph, Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) joined other NGOs and academics in urging the UN to reconsider the wording of one of the SDGs, over concerns that a focus on "premature mortality" will encourage governments to deprioritise health care provision for people aged 70 and over. [read more]

Global Perspective newsletter for June

The June 2015 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes news from our 30th International Conference in Perth, a report on the World Health Organization’s First Ministerial Conference on Action Against Dementia and a new Dementia Alliance International update, as well as regular features. [Read it now]

New report reveals disproportionate impact of dementia on women

5 June 2015 - Our new report reveals how women are much more likely to be affected by dementia than men. The majority of people living with the disease and those most at risk of developing dementia are women, and women account for an overwhelming majority of caregivers and health professionals. [read more]

30th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International

5 May 2015 - ADI and Alzheimer's Australia hosted the 30th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International in Perth, Western Australia, 15-18 April. The 1,100 delegates included more people with dementia than at any previous conference, along with professional and family carers, researchers, clinicians, and staff and volunteers of Alzheimer associations. [read more]

WHO Ministerial Conference on dementia issues urgent call for global action

18 March 2015 - Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) welcomes the outcomes of the first World Health Organisation (WHO) Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia. Over 80 countries joined the global call for action, the most significant expression of commitment to date. [read more]

First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia

16 March 2015 - Today the World Health Organisation (WHO) will host its first Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia. Ministers from around the world, as well as experts from the research, clinical and NGO communities, are coming together in Geneva for the first time to discuss the global problems posed by dementia. [read more]