NCDs in an ageing world report launched

25 July 2011 - ADI, in collaboration with the International Longevity Centre - UK and HelpAge International, have today launched a report on the recognition of ageing and dementia within the world's current Non-Communicable Disease epidemic and strategies to improve the rights and care of older people.

The report is informed by a recent expert stakeholder lunch held in the House of Lords on 4 May 2011. The intention of the meeting was to galvanise support and bring together key experts to discuss the glaring omission of ageing and of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias from the current focus of the UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases, taking place on 19 and 20 September 2011. Over 20 experts attended drawn from the academic, political, public and voluntary sector to discuss this agenda and agree a possible roadmap for future action.

Read the full report.