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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]

In memory of Jerome H. Stone

6 January 2015 - It is with great regret that we inform you that Jerome H. Stone, founder and Honorary Vice-President of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), passed away on the 1 January 2015 at the age of 101. [read more]

A look back at ADI's 30th anniversary year

18 December 2014 - 2014 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. This year there have been some positive developments, marking another step forward to achieving our vision of a better world for people living with dementia and their caregivers. [read more]

Global Perspective newsletter for December

The December 2014 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes a report on September's World Alzheimer's Month, regional meetings and the launch of the World Alzheimer Report 2014, as well as regular features. [Read it now]

Global Dementia Legacy Event highlights care as a main priority

7 November 2014 - Experts in dementia care and risk reduction met in Japan this week for the third Global Dementia Legacy Event. Prime Minister Shinzō Abe from Japan highlighted the importance of dementia care provision and reaffirmed the commitment of the Japanese government to take global action against dementia. [read more]