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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]

Number of people living with dementia in the Asia Pacific region set to triple by 2050

7 November 2014 - A new regional report by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) has revealed that by 2050, more than half of the total number of people with dementia worldwide will live in the Asia Pacific region, urging governments and policy makers to recognise the need for increased awareness, education and research into dementia. [read more]

World Alzheimer's Month unites world in call for change

21 October 2014 - This year World Alzheimer’s Month focused on ways we may be able to help reduce our chances of developing dementia with the theme ‘Dementia: Can we reduce the risk?’. Alzheimer associations around the world focused campaigns on advocacy and public awareness with a packed month of activities. [read more]

World Alzheimer Report 2014 reveals persuasive evidence for dementia risk reduction

17 September 2014 - The World Alzheimer Report 2014 ‘Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors’ calls for dementia to be integrated into both global and national public health programmes alongside other major non communicable diseases (NCDs). [read more]

Canada and France host second Global Dementia Legacy Event

11 September 2014 - Dementia experts from around the world will meet today in Ottawa, Canada, to discuss creating better partnerships between academia-industry, and how to better facilitate innovation in dementia strategies for treatment, care and risk reduction. [read more]

Global Perspective newsletter for September

The September 2014 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes a report on our Alzheimer University programme in Geneva, and an update on the World Dementia Council and G7 dementia legacy events, as well as regular features. [Read it now]

World Dementia Council announces next steps

2 September 2014 - The World Dementia Council has announced the next steps in its drive to speed up dementia research and increase investment. The plans were agreed at its second meeting at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris in July. [read more]

Research links low levels of vitamin D to increased dementia risk

7 August 2014 - New research has suggested people with vitamin D deficencies in the blood may be twice as likely to develop dementia. However, researchers have warned that it is too early to recommend the vitamin as a preventative treatment for the disease. [read more]

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]