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Novartis, Amgen and Banner Alzheimer's Institute remain committed after discontinuation of two Generation Program studies

11 July 2019 – Novartis, Amgen and Banner Alzheimer's Institute have announced the discontinuation of investigation of the BACE1 inhibitor CNP520 (umibecestat) in two Phase II/III studies. [read more]

Dementia and healthy ageing given prominent focus at the G20

4 July 2019 – Dementia was specifically recognised as a global health priority by G20 leaders in the declaration of the Osaka Summit this weekend. ADI worked hard for this to happen and it will provide much needed global attention from G20 countries. [read more]

Abstract submission for ADI 2020 now open!

26 June 2019 – Abstract submission is now open for the 34th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), to take place in Singapore in March 2020. [read more]

Canadian government launches national plan to tackle dementia

17 June 2019 – The government of Canada today adopted a national plan on dementia. The plan is the 32nd to be adopted worldwide, and includes key targets for improving awareness, access to care, support and treatment, research and risk reduction of dementia by 2025. [read more]

New ADI report on the 2nd anniversary of the Global plan on dementia calls for urgent action

21 May 2019 – ADI's new report, From Plan to Impact II: the urgent need for action, has been published to mark the 2nd anniversary of the adoption of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025. [read more]

Queen Sofía of Spain awarded for becoming Global Ambassador

15 May 2019 – ADI's Chief Executive Paola Barbarino presented Her Majesty Queen Sofía of Spain with an award for becoming ADI’s Global Ambassador at the 3rd Dementia Forum X meeting at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. [read more]

ADI, GADAA and Alzheimer's Pakistan launch report on Dementia in Humanitarian Settings

9 May 2019 – A pioneering new report by ADI, The Global Alzheimer’s & Dementia Action Alliance (GADAA) and Alzheimer's Pakistan has revealed that people with dementia are being ignored in times of humanitarian crisis. [read more]

A new type of dementia identified?

3 May 2019 - A paper published in the journal Brain (30 April 2019) has identified a brain disorder that appears to mimic the clinical features of Alzheimer’s disease. Known as LATE (Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy) it appears to be linked to the accumulation of a protein, TDP-43, in the brain, while Alzheimer's disease is more commonly linked to two other brain proteins - amyloid and tau. [read more]

ADI invites you to their side event at the 72nd World Health Assembly

1 May 2019 - Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) is delighted to invite you to a side event at the 72nd World Health Assembly, moderated by Chief Executive Paola Barbarino. [read more]

Survey on attitudes around dementia now open

15 April 2019 – ADI's survey on attitudes around dementia is now open and we want to hear what YOU think. The survey will form the basis for the World Alzheimer Report 2019, to be released in September. It will only take around 10 minutes of your time but completing it will benefit people with dementia all over the world. [Read more]