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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]

UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities - Dementia an invisible disability

2 December 2015 - ADI and Dementia Alliance International (DAI) have joined forces on the UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities to call for a global recognition of dementia as an invisible disability. [read more]

Global Perspective newsletter for December

The December 2015 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes a report on World Alzheimer's Month and the Alzheimer University, as well as regular features. [Read it now]

 

In memory of Peter Ashley

12 November 2015 - It is with great sadness that we inform you that dementia advocate Peter Ashley passed away on Tuesday 10 November 2015. [read more]

Dementia risk reduction highlighted on World Stroke Day

29 October 2015 - Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) has joined forces with the World Stroke Organisation (WSO) to issue a proclamation on World Stroke Day, calling for urgent action to help reduce the risk of stroke, especially vascular dementia, the second most common type of dementia. [read more]

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]