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Call for Europe-wide dementia strategy

20 February 2015 - Alzheimer Europe has launched an online sign-up campaign to gather support for the creation of a European Dementia Strategy. This campaign follows the launch of the Glasgow Declaration, which also calls for the development of national dementia plans in every European country. [read more]

G7 Dementia Legacy event in USA

18 February 2015 - The fourth G7 Legacy event was held in the United States on 11 February, following a two-day conference on the state of the science at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (near Washington DC). [read more]

Alzheimer Society of Canada targets women with 'The 72%' campaign

13 January 2015 - A new awareness campaign by the Alzheimer Society of Canada has revealed 72% of people living with dementia and 70% of dementia caregivers in the country are women. The organisation is calling on women to educate themselves to spot the signs and know where to turn to for help and support. [read more]

In memory of Jerome H. Stone

6 January 2015 - It is with great regret that we inform you that Jerome H. Stone, founder and Honorary Vice-President of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), passed away on the 1 January 2015 at the age of 101. [read more]

A look back at ADI's 30th anniversary year

18 December 2014 - 2014 was another busy year for Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), working alongside our extensive network of Alzheimer associations to make dementia a global health priority. This year there have been some positive developments, marking another step forward to achieving our vision of a better world for people living with dementia and their caregivers. [read more]

Global Perspective newsletter for December

The December 2014 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes a report on September's World Alzheimer's Month, regional meetings and the launch of the World Alzheimer Report 2014, as well as regular features. [Read it now]

Global Dementia Legacy Event highlights care as a main priority

7 November 2014 - Experts in dementia care and risk reduction met in Japan this week for the third Global Dementia Legacy Event. Prime Minister Shinzō Abe from Japan highlighted the importance of dementia care provision and reaffirmed the commitment of the Japanese government to take global action against dementia. [read more]

Number of people living with dementia in the Asia Pacific region set to triple by 2050

7 November 2014 - A new regional report by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) has revealed that by 2050, more than half of the total number of people with dementia worldwide will live in the Asia Pacific region, urging governments and policy makers to recognise the need for increased awareness, education and research into dementia. [read more]

World Alzheimer's Month unites world in call for change

21 October 2014 - This year World Alzheimer’s Month focused on ways we may be able to help reduce our chances of developing dementia with the theme ‘Dementia: Can we reduce the risk?’. Alzheimer associations around the world focused campaigns on advocacy and public awareness with a packed month of activities. [read more]

World Alzheimer Report 2014 reveals persuasive evidence for dementia risk reduction

17 September 2014 - The World Alzheimer Report 2014 ‘Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors’ calls for dementia to be integrated into both global and national public health programmes alongside other major non communicable diseases (NCDs). [read more]