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ADI calls on WHO for dementia inclusion in NCD plan

6 March 2013 - Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) has today called on the World Health Organization to include dementia surveillance in a new global action plan on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). [read more]

Romanian Society calls for national plan

1 March 2013 - Yesterday, Societatea Română Alzheimer called for a national dementia plan to be introduced in the country to address the growing numbers of people with dementia and promote improvements in treatment and diagnosis for those living with the condition and their carers. [read more]

ADI at UN Commission for Social Development

15 February 2013 - On Monday 11 February, Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) attended the 51st session of the United Nations Commission for Social Development in New York, USA. [read more]

Alzheimer's Society launches UK Dementia Friends campaign

14 February 2013 - On Tuesday, Alzheimer's Society in the UK launched their Dementia Friends campaign, hosting special sessions across the country aimed at improving public knowledge of dementia. [read more]

Alzheimer's Australia planting memories to last a lifetime

14 February 2013 - Alzheimer's Australia have today been encouraging members of the public to plant a memory by visiting one of their Memory Trees positioned in public areas across the country. [read more]

Alzheimer's included in USA State of the Union address

14 February 2013 - US President, Barak Obama, highlighted the need for "investments in science and innovation" for Alzheimer's disease during his State of the Union address yesterday. [read more]

First guidelines published for brain amyloid imaging in dementia

28 January 2013 - Today the Alzheimer's Association in the USA, in partnership with the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), published the first criteria for the appropriate use of brain imaging technology to aid in the diagnosis of people with suspected dementia. [read more]

Early registration extended for ADI conference

25 January 2013 - Early registration rates for the 28th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International have been extended until Thursday 31 January. [read more]

TADA Chinese Taipei renew call for early diagnosis

9 January 2013 - TADA Chinese Taipei has supported a new call for authorities to address the increase in numbers of people with dementia by reviewing their long-term care system, which currently fails to meet the needs of those affected by dementia. The call, which highlights the need for earlier diagnosis and treatment, comes from The Consumers' Foundation with the launch of their new report. [read more]

Aging committee dementia care report delivered to U.S. Congress

3 January 2013 - On 19 December in Washington, D.C. an official report on dementia diagnosis, treatment and long-term care options around the world was presented to U.S. Congress by Senate Special Committee on Aging. [read more]