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ADI Honorary Vice President appointed to World Dementia Council

18 July 2014 - Dr Daisy Acosta, Honorary Vice President and former Chair of Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) has been appointed to the World Dementia Council. The council aims to stimulate innovation in treatments and care for people with dementia. [read more]

Research suggests dementia prevalance may be declining in high income countries

16 July 2014 - New research presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in Copenhagen has suggested that age-specific incidence rates of dementia may be in decline in higher income countries. [read more]

ADI attends United Nations NCDs Meeting

10 July 2014 - The United Nations will meet this week in New York to review the results of their pledges to tackle Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs). ADI will attend these meetings and aim to make dementia a priority, putting the spotlight on a disease whose global prevalence is set to treble by 2050. [read more]

Smoking increases risk of dementia

9 July 2014 - Smokers have a 45% higher risk of developing dementia than non-smokers, according to information published today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI). [read more]

Global Perspective newsletter for June 2014

The June 2014 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes a report on the 29th International Conference of ADI, an introduction to the new World Dementia Envoy and winners of this year's awards, as well as regular features. [Read it now]

High-level policymakers discuss dementia

19 June 2014 - ADI participated in the Global Dementia Legacy Event in London, attended by health and finance leaders from around the world, including UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Also today, Jason Hatke, a teenage carer from the US, gave a statement to a UN hearing in New York on NCDs. [read more]

Dementia one of six global issues eligible for £10 million Longitude Prize

13 June 2014 - UK residents are being urged to cast their vote for dementia to win a £10 million research investment prize. Should dementia be selected, the task will be to develop new assistive technologies that can support people and help them live independently for as long as possible. [read more]

ADI celebrates successful 29th conference

23 May 2014 - ADI worked with Asociación de Alzheimer y Desórdenes Relacionados de Puerto Rico to host the 29th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International in San Juan from 1 to 4 May. Hundreds of delegates including people with dementia, professional and family carers, researchers, clinicians, scientists and staff and volunteers of national Alzheimer associations from around the world united in Puerto Rico’s capital to exchange knowledge and experiences and take part in ground-breaking discussions. [Read more]

Global Alzheimer’s And Dementia Alliance launches at World Health Assembly in Geneva

19 May 2014 - ADI together with the Alzheimer’s Society (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and the Department of Health in England will today launch a Global Alzheimer's and Dementia Action Alliance (GADAA). The Alliance is the first global body to bring together NGOs, professional associations, governments and other members of the wider civil society to raise awareness and tackle dementia internationally. [read more]

ADI welcomes new member associations

1 May 2014 - We are pleased to welcome associations from Morocco, Nepal, Monaco, Norway and Slovenia to ADI, bringing our membership to 84. [read more]