Global Alzheimer's Disease Charter

We are facing a public health and social care emergency - immediate action is needed!

Alzheimer's Disease International developed the Global Alzheimer's Disease Charter to draw attention to the urgent action needed from governments and stakeholders to make Alzheimer's disease and other dementias a health priority around the world!

The Charter was launched on World Alzheimer's Day - 21st September 2008.

Read the charter in full >>

Film - A Cup of Tea

We have produced a short film entitled 'A Cup of Tea', which captures a touching moment between a mother and daughter. The film brings to our attention that dementia is not only a rapidly growing health problem, but also a social one. Many people with dementia and their families continue to suffer in silence without help or support.

The Petition

The Global Alzheimer's Disease Charter petition is now closed.

A big thank you to the 54,821 people worldwide who took the time to sign the petition. The Charter and petition were presented to the World Health Organization during the World Health Assembly in May 2010. Representatives from the World Health Organization who received the petition expressed their commitment to respond to this clear and worldwide appeal.

Alzheimer's Disease International continues to advocate for improved policies and services for people with dementia across the world.

Read the Special Charter Edition of our newsletter (PDF 642KB)

See where the signatures came from (PDF 53KB)