News

High-level policymakers discuss dementia

19 June 2014 - ADI participated in the Global Dementia Legacy Event in London, attended by health and finance leaders from around the world, including UK Prime Minister David Cameron. Also today, Jason Hatke, a teenage carer from the US, gave a statement to a UN hearing in New York on NCDs. [read more]

Dementia one of six global issues eligible for £10 million Longitude Prize

13 June 2014 - UK residents are being urged to cast their vote for dementia to win a £10 million research investment prize. Should dementia be selected, the task will be to develop new assistive technologies that can support people and help them live independently for as long as possible. [read more]

Call for new policy focus on brain health to reduce the risk of dementia

26 May 2014 - Alzheimer's Disease International was one of 59 organisations and experts from across the dementia and public health community, including practitioners and researchers, to have signed the Blackfriars Consensus Statement highlighting the need for a new policy focus on dementia risk reduction. [read more]

ADI celebrates successful 29th conference

23 May 2014 - ADI worked with Asociación de Alzheimer y Desórdenes Relacionados de Puerto Rico to host the 29th International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International in San Juan from 1 to 4 May. Hundreds of delegates including people with dementia, professional and family carers, researchers, clinicians, scientists and staff and volunteers of national Alzheimer associations from around the world united in Puerto Rico’s capital to exchange knowledge and experiences and take part in ground-breaking discussions. [Read more]

Global Alzheimer’s And Dementia Alliance launches at World Health Assembly in Geneva

19 May 2014 - ADI together with the Alzheimer’s Society (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and the Department of Health in England will today launch a Global Alzheimer's and Dementia Action Alliance (GADAA). The Alliance is the first global body to bring together NGOs, professional associations, governments and other members of the wider civil society to raise awareness and tackle dementia internationally. [read more]

ADI welcomes new member associations

1 May 2014 - We are pleased to welcome associations from Morocco, Nepal, Monaco, Norway and Slovenia to ADI, bringing our membership to 84. [read more]

ADI joins the NCD Alliance

1 May 2014 - As dementia is moving up in the world health agenda and numbers of people with dementia are growing, we are pleased to announce that Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has become the first new global partner to join the NCD Alliance Steering Group. [read more]

Report suggests healthier lifestyles could lower rates of dementia

9 April 2014 - A report released today by Alzheimer’s Australia and the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) suggests that action on preventative health measures could lower the risk of dementia for future generations. [read more]

Global Perspective newsletter for March 2014

The March 2014 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes news of ADI's work following the G8 dementia summit, a new report on nutrition and dementia and an update on the rising impact of dementia worldwide, as well as regular features. [Read it now]

Sign the petition: "Make dementia a priority agenda item at the G20"

13 March 2014 - The Center for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) is calling on Austalian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to place dementia prominently on the G20 agenda at the next meeting to be held in Brisbane in November. The group are calling on the G20 to follow in the footsteps of the British Prime Minister in recognising dementia as “the disease that steals lives, wrecks families and breaks hearts” and “an increasing threat to global health”. [read more]