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]

UK to host first G8 dementia summit

19 August 2013 - On 11 December 2013 the UK will host the first G8 dementia summit. Prime Minister David Cameron aims to lead coordinated global action against what is fast becoming one of the greatest pressures on families, carers and health systems around the world. [read more]

Latest news from AAIC 2013

15 July 2013 - This week we will be bringing you all of the latest news from the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, currently taking place in Boston, USA. [read more]

Safely Home partnership for Alzheimer Society of Canada

12 July 2013 - The Alzheimer Society of Canada has forged a new partnership with Canadian MedicAlert Foundation to improve the safety of people with dementia across the country. The MedicAlert Safely Home® programme includes a 24/7 Emergency Hotline, MedicAlert Identification and Family Notification service. [read more]

$104 million for Alzheimer's disease in US Senate funding bill

12 July 2013 - The Alzheimer's Association in the USA welcomed on Tuesday the decision of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies' to allocate an additional $104 million for Alzheimer's disease in their funding bill. The funding, if the bill is approved, will go towards research, education, outreach and carer support. [read more]

ADI 2013 conference presentations now available

Presentations from the 28th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International are now available. Topics covered at the event, which took place in Taipei in April 2013, include challenges for the global health system, quality of life for people with dementia and carers, and prevention and risk factors for dementia. [view the presentations]

June Global Perspective available now

The June 2013 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes a report on the 28th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International and coverage of the applications for the ADI-MetLife Awards for best dementia care education projects as well as our regular features and latest news. Read it now (PDF)

National dementia plan confirmed for Peru

17 May 2013 - A new Peruvian law, passed this week, set in motion the development of a national dementia plan for Peru, the first of its kind within the Latin American region. The law states that a plan is to be developed by the country's Ministry of Health within the next 90 days. [read more]