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ADI to lead post-G8 global dementia task force

13 December 2013 - Alzheimer’s Disease International welcomes the initiatives that came out of the G8 Dementia Summit and congratulates the UK government for its leadership in hosting this event, recognising dementia as one of the most significant health crises of the twenty-first century. [read more]

ADI G8 Policy Briefing reveals 135 million people will live with dementia by 2050

5 December 2013 - ‘The Global Impact of Dementia 2013-2050’ reports a staggering 17% increase in the number of people living with dementia, compared to the original ADI estimates in the 2009 World Alzheimer Report. [read more]

ADI to attend G8 Dementia Summit

20 November 2013 - On 11 December the UK will host the first G8 Dementia Summit dedicated to tackling dementia globally. ADI along with the Alzheimer’s Society (UK), the Alzheimer’s Association (US) and others, have been invited to attend the meeting in London. [read more]

ADI collaborates on Voices of the Marginalised project

6 November 2013 - A report published in partnership with Sightsavers, HelpAge and ADD International has found that up to half of all people aged 60 and over live with disabilities. The report, entitled ‘We can also make change’, draws on the real-life stories of people with disabilities and older people in Bangladesh, where the rate of disability runs at 30%. [read more]

October 2013 Global Perspective available

The October 2013 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes news of the launch of World Alzheimer's Month, the Alzheimer University programme for emerging associations and a landmark meeting in the caribbean, as well as regular features including a carer's story, living with dementia and news from ADI member associations. Read it now (PDF)

Research identifies new compound that could stop neurodegeneration

10 October 2013 - Research published yesterday recorded the discovery of the first chemical to prevent the death of brain tissue in a neurodegenerative disease. This could be an important development in the fight against Alzheimer's disease, but there is still much research to be done to reach an effective, human application of the findings. [read more]

Have your say on the G8 Dementia Summit

26 September 2013 - The Department of Health is inviting comments and suggestions regarding the upcoming G8 Dementia Summit on a new website launched this week. The Dementia Challenge website offers users the chance to submit comments ahead of the meeting on 11 December. [read more]

World Alzheimer Report 2013 reveals global shortage of caregivers

19 September 2013 - The World Alzheimer Report 2013 ‘Journey of Caring: An analysis of long-term care for dementia’ was released today, calling for governments around the world to make dementia a priority by implementing national plans and initiating urgent national debates on future arrangements for long-term care. [read more]

Abstract Deadline for MENA, Dubai - 15/09/2013

12 September 2013 - The abstract deadline for The ADI Middle East and North Africa Regional Conference is Sunday 15 September at midnight GMT. The 2nd MENA Regional Conference will see world dementia experts joining professionals from across the region to share their knowledge on the latest research and best practices in dementia care. [read more]

September is World Alzheimer's Month

2 September 2013 - September 2013 will mark the second global World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge stigma. The theme for World Alzheimer's Month 2013 is Dementia: a journey of caring. [read more]