Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) adopts landmark Regional Plan of Action on Dementia

2 October 2015 - The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), the World Health Organization’s (WHO) agency for the Americas, has become the first region to adopt a Regional Plan of Action on Dementia. [read more]

UN Sustainable Development Summit - Time to prioritise NCDs

25 September 2015 - The UN Sustainable Development Summit starts today. The decisions made at the summit will determine the global course of action to end poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all, protect the environment and address climate change. The actions taken in 2015 are expected to result in new sustainable development goals (SDGs). For the first time ever, non-communicable diseases like dementia are included in the SDG agenda. [read more]

ADI urges global action on dementia

21 September 2015 – On World Alzheimer’s Day, Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) is calling on the World Health Organization (WHO) Member States to adopt a resolution on dementia, in light of recent findings that more than 131 million people will be living with dementia by 2050. [read more]

World Alzheimer's Month message from Christine Bryden

7 September 2015 - To mark the launch of her new book Nothing About Us, Without Us!, author and dementia advocate Christine Bryden shares a special message for World Alzheimer's Month, reflecting on the importance of the lived experience of dementia. [read more]

Global Perspective newsletter for September

The September 2015 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes news from the launch of the World Alzheimer Report 2015 and tributes to global advocate for people with dementia Richard Taylor, as well as regular features. [Read it now]

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]