News

A new landmark for people with dementia

25 August 2016 - ADI and Dementia Alliance International (DAI) are calling for action to protect the rights of people with dementia under the UN Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in connection with 16th Session of the CRPD Committee today in Geneva [read the media release]

Recruitment of new Chief Executive Officer

1 August 2016 - We are seeking a new Chief Executive Officer, as Marc Wortmann is intending to step down after the next annual conference. For more information, please visit Saxton Bampfylde's website for the CEO appointment details and to apply.

Caregiver training in Malaysia

22 August 2016 - ADI’s Asia Pacific Regional Office and Alzheimer's Disease Foundation Malaysia are running a week-long training program for professional caregivers, sponsored partially by CaregiverAsia and supported by trainers from ADA (Singapore) [read the media release]

Actress Carey Mulligan becomes UK Global Dementia Friends Ambassador

16 August 2016 - Oscar-nominated actress Carey Mulligan has been appointed by Alzheimer’s Society and Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt as the first ever UK Global Dementia Friends Ambassador. [read more]

Big Summer Cycle raises funds for World Alzheimer’s Month

29 July 2016 - Cyclists from Siemens will ride 2,400km in support of World Alzheimer’s Month from the 1-15 September 2016. Siemens Big Summer Cycle will form part of a global campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) to focus attention on dementia and tackle stigma.  [read more]

World rocks against dementia again in 2017

11 July 2016 - Executie Director Marc Wortmann wrote the following message to encourage support for next year's World Rocks Against Dementia (WRAD) in March 2017. [read more]

Prof Henry Brodaty awarded Ryman Prize

22 June 2016 - ADI Honorary Vice President Prof Henry Brodaty has been awarded the international Ryman Prize for his tireless efforts in dementia research over the last 30 years. [read more]

WHO adopt Global Action Plan proposal

8 June 2016 – The Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) have adopted a proposal to develop a Global Action Plan on Dementia. [read more]

Global Perspective newsletter for June

The June 2016 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes reports from the 31st International Conference of ADI in Budapest, update on National Dementia Plans and regular features and contributions from Alzheimer associations around the world. [Read it now]

ADI Intervention at the World Health Assembly 2016

26 May 2016 - Chair of ADI Glenn Rees made the following intervention today during the World Health Assembly agenda item on the draft global strategy and plan of action on ageing and health. Executive Director Marc Wortmann is attending the 69th World Health Assembly with Glenn Rees, where 194 country representatives are meeting to discuss issues including non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and ageing: [read more]