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China approves first drug for mild to moderate Alzheimer's in 17 years

4 November 2019 – Chinese Pharmaceutical Company Green Valley announced over the weekend that their drug Oligomannate (GV-971) has been granted conditional approval by the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) as a new drug for the treatment of “mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease and improving cognitive function”. [read more]

Biogen and Eisai announce plans to file for market approval of Alzheimer's drug

22 October 2019 – Biogen and Eisai today announced that they will file for market approval for the drug aducanumab, an investigational treatment for early Alzheimer’s disease, following new analysis showing reduced clinical decline in people with early Alzheimer’s disease. [read more]

Dementia given high priority at G20 Health Ministers Meeting

21 October 2019 – Following advocacy by ADI and its members, dementia was given high priority in the Okayama Declaration of the G20 Health Ministers, displaying an ongoing commitment of the G20 to addressing the biggest health and social care crisis of the 21st century. [read more]

ADI call for nominations

18 October 2019 – ADI are seeking to recruit motivated and committed Board Members and a new Board Chair. This is an exciting opportunity for those that want to give their expertise, time and passion to make a difference for the 50 million people living with dementia globally. [read more]

Spanish government launches national plan to tackle dementia

15 October 2019 – It was today announced by the Spanish Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Welfare that they had adopted a national dementia plan. The National Alzheimer's Plan 2019-2023 will be a crucial support for the Spanish population affected by dementia now and in the future. [read more]

World Alzheimer Report 2019: Attitudes to dementia

20 September 2019 – The World Alzheimer Report 2019 analyses findings of the world’s largest survey on attitudes to dementia, as well as expert essays and case studies from across the world. [Read more]

Pope Francis calls attention to upcoming World Alzheimer’s Day

19 September 2019  Yesterday at the Vatican, Pope Francis called attention to World Alzheimer’s Day during his Wednesday General Audience address. [read more]

ADI launches 'Let's Talk About Dementia' global campaign for World Alzheimer's Month

1 September 2019 – This September, ADI launches a global campaign under the theme of ‘Let’s Talk About Dementia’ for World Alzheimer’s Month. Every September, World Alzheimer’s Month is an international campaign which aims to raise awareness about dementia and this year specifically focusses on challenging the stigma that persists globally. [read more]

ADI and PAHO launch joint global campaign for World Alzheimer's Month

1 September 2019 – An Americas-wide campaign launched today by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) aims to get people talking more comfortably and openly about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. [read more]

Global Perspective Newsletter for July 2019

The July 2019 edition of our Global Perspective Newsletter is now available. Read the latest news from ADI, our partners and member associations, including updates on the upcoming World Alzheimer's Month, World Alzheimer Report, and much more. [read more]