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NGOs call on United Nations (UN) to reconsider discriminatory Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

25 June 2015 - In a letter published today in The Telegraph, Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) joined other NGOs and academics in urging the UN to reconsider the wording of one of the SDGs, over concerns that a focus on "premature mortality" will encourage governments to deprioritise health care provision for people aged 70 and over. [read more]

Global Perspective newsletter for June

The June 2015 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes news from our 30th International Conference in Perth, a report on the World Health Organization’s First Ministerial Conference on Action Against Dementia and a new Dementia Alliance International update, as well as regular features. [Read it now]

New report reveals disproportionate impact of dementia on women

5 June 2015 - Our new report reveals how women are much more likely to be affected by dementia than men. The majority of people living with the disease and those most at risk of developing dementia are women, and women account for an overwhelming majority of caregivers and health professionals. [read more]

30th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International

5 May 2015 - ADI and Alzheimer's Australia hosted the 30th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International in Perth, Western Australia, 15-18 April. The 1,100 delegates included more people with dementia than at any previous conference, along with professional and family carers, researchers, clinicians, and staff and volunteers of Alzheimer associations. [read more]

WHO Ministerial Conference on dementia issues urgent call for global action

18 March 2015 - Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) welcomes the outcomes of the first World Health Organisation (WHO) Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia. Over 80 countries joined the global call for action, the most significant expression of commitment to date. [read more]

First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia

16 March 2015 - Today the World Health Organisation (WHO) will host its first Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia. Ministers from around the world, as well as experts from the research, clinical and NGO communities, are coming together in Geneva for the first time to discuss the global problems posed by dementia. [read more]

Global Perspective newsletter for March

The March 2015 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes a report on the Alzheimer University in London, a tribute to our founder Jerome Stone and a look back at 25 years of Global Perspective, as well as regular features. [Read it now]

Call for Europe-wide dementia strategy

20 February 2015 - Alzheimer Europe has launched an online sign-up campaign to gather support for the creation of a European Dementia Strategy. This campaign follows the launch of the Glasgow Declaration, which also calls for the development of national dementia plans in every European country. [read more]

G7 Dementia Legacy event in USA

18 February 2015 - The fourth G7 Legacy event was held in the United States on 11 February, following a two-day conference on the state of the science at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (near Washington DC). [read more]

Alzheimer Society of Canada targets women with 'The 72%' campaign

13 January 2015 - A new awareness campaign by the Alzheimer Society of Canada has revealed 72% of people living with dementia and 70% of dementia caregivers in the country are women. The organisation is calling on women to educate themselves to spot the signs and know where to turn to for help and support. [read more]