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Report suggests healthier lifestyles could lower rates of dementia

9 April 2014 - A report released today by Alzheimer’s Australia and the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) suggests that action on preventative health measures could lower the risk of dementia for future generations. [read more]

Global Perspective newsletter for March 2014

The March 2014 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes news of ADI's work following the G8 dementia summit, a new report on nutrition and dementia and an update on the rising impact of dementia worldwide, as well as regular features. [Read it now]

Sign the petition: "Make dementia a priority agenda item at the G20"

13 March 2014 - The Center for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) is calling on Austalian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to place dementia prominently on the G20 agenda at the next meeting to be held in Brisbane in November. The group are calling on the G20 to follow in the footsteps of the British Prime Minister in recognising dementia as “the disease that steals lives, wrecks families and breaks hearts” and “an increasing threat to global health”. [read more]

Report reveals undernutrition a major problem among people with dementia in all world regions

11 February 2014 - ‘Nutrition and Dementia: a review of available research’ calls for stakeholders around the world to recognize nutrition as an important factor for the wellbeing of people with dementia, finding that 20-45% of those with dementia experience clinically significant weight loss over one year. [read more]

Chefs to travel by motorbike from Argentina to Peru to raise money for ADI

10 January 2014 - Two chefs will today embark on a 5,500km motorcycle ride from Argentina to Peru to raise money for Alzheimer's Disease International. The 6 week trip will see them negotiate the feet of the Andes as well as the Americas tallest peak, the Aconcagua. [read more]

December 2013 Global Perspective available

19 December 2013 - The December 2013 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes news from World Alzheimer's Month, the launch of the World Alzheimer Report 2013 and an update on national dementia plans, as well as regular features including a carer's story, living with dementia and research update. [Read it now]

ADI to lead post-G8 global dementia task force

13 December 2013 - Alzheimer’s Disease International welcomes the initiatives that came out of the G8 Dementia Summit and congratulates the UK government for its leadership in hosting this event, recognising dementia as one of the most significant health crises of the twenty-first century. [read more]

ADI G8 Policy Briefing reveals 135 million people will live with dementia by 2050

5 December 2013 - ‘The Global Impact of Dementia 2013-2050’ reports a staggering 17% increase in the number of people living with dementia, compared to the original ADI estimates in the 2009 World Alzheimer Report. [read more]

ADI to attend G8 Dementia Summit

20 November 2013 - On 11 December the UK will host the first G8 Dementia Summit dedicated to tackling dementia globally. ADI along with the Alzheimer’s Society (UK), the Alzheimer’s Association (US) and others, have been invited to attend the meeting in London. [read more]

ADI collaborates on Voices of the Marginalised project

6 November 2013 - A report published in partnership with Sightsavers, HelpAge and ADD International has found that up to half of all people aged 60 and over live with disabilities. The report, entitled ‘We can also make change’, draws on the real-life stories of people with disabilities and older people in Bangladesh, where the rate of disability runs at 30%. [read more]