Research links low levels of vitamin D to increased dementia risk

7 August 2014 - New research has suggested people with vitamin D deficencies in the blood may be twice as likely to develop dementia. However, researchers have warned that it is too early to recommend the vitamin as a preventative treatment for the disease. [read more]

ADI Honorary Vice President appointed to World Dementia Council

18 July 2014 - Dr Daisy Acosta, Honorary Vice President and former Chair of Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) has been appointed to the World Dementia Council. The council aims to stimulate innovation in treatments and care for people with dementia. [read more]

Research suggests dementia prevalance may be declining in high income countries

16 July 2014 - New research presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in Copenhagen has suggested that age-specific incidence rates of dementia may be in decline in higher income countries. [read more]

ADI attends United Nations NCDs Meeting

10 July 2014 - The United Nations will meet this week in New York to review the results of their pledges to tackle Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs). ADI will attend these meetings and aim to make dementia a priority, putting the spotlight on a disease whose global prevalence is set to treble by 2050. [read more]

Smoking increases risk of dementia

9 July 2014 - Smokers have a 45% higher risk of developing dementia than non-smokers, according to information published today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI). [read more]

Global Perspective newsletter for June 2014

The June 2014 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes a report on the 29th International Conference of ADI, an introduction to the new World Dementia Envoy and winners of this year's awards, as well as regular features. [Read it now]

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]