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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]

Dementia Friendly Communities - Key Principles and Global Developments

21 April 2016 - We have launched new publications and new web content on dementia friendly communities. The publications set out key principles for dementia friendly communities and provide case studies and examples from around the world. [read more]

Global Perspective newsletter for April

The April 2016 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes reports on recent regional conferences in Asia Pacific and the Caribbean and news from the World Health Organisation's January Executive Board meeting, as well as regular features. [Read it now]

ADI Recruiting for Conference and Events Coordinator

5 April 2016 - Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) is seeking a bright and ambitious Conference and Events Coordinator to join our small but dedicated team for a maternity cover contract. This contract will suit either a recent graduate with excellent grades and references or a professional with relevant experience. [Find out more]

‘Positive care in dementia’ project celebrates training of 1000 caregivers

22 March 2016 - Alzheimer Disease International (ADI) is today celebrating the completion of a successful ‘Train the Trainers’ project supporting caregivers to individuals with dementia, being trialled in Greece since December 2015.   [read more]

Landmark publication demands long term committment to battle dementia

15 March 2016 - More than 30 experts are urging action on Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the April volume of the Lancet Neurology Journal, released today ahead of presentation of a landmark report to the European Parliament Commissioners in Brussels this afternoon. [read more]

National Dementia Plan launched in Indonesia

10 March 2016 - Jakarta Indonesia launched its National Dementia Plan in Jakarta during a ceremony at the Ministry of Health, pledging approximately $105,000 to support its implementation during the first year. The plan was launched by Professor Nila Moeloek, Minister of Health, and attended by ADI Executive Director, Marc Wortmann and Regional Director, Asia Pacific Region, Francis Wong.

ADI launches 'Help for caregivers' booklet in Athens, Greece

7 March 2016 - Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and the Greek Federation of Alzheimer’s Associations launched the ‘Help for Caregivers’ booklet at the Athens Meropeion Foundation on Monday, 7 March 2016. [read more]

Dementia on the WHO agenda

27 January 2016 - ADI is attending the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board meeting in Geneva. The meeting is a perfect opportunity to meet with WHO staff, country representatives and other organisations. We look forward to dementia being on the agenda of the next Executive Board meeting in May. [read more]

A look back at 2015

17 December 2015 - 2015 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. These achievements mark another significant step forward to realising our vision of a better world for people living with dementia and their carers. [read more]