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US Alzheimer's Association launches 2013 Facts and Figures report

19 March 2013 - The Alzheimer's Association have today launched their report, 2013 Alzheimer's Disease Facts and Figures, which contains the latest data from the USA on prevalence, mortality, caregiving, and use and costs of health care services. The report also features a special report on the long-distance caregiving experience [read more]

March Global Perspective newsletter published

The March 2013 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes a look ahead to World Alzheimer's Month 2013 and a focus on TADA Chinese Taipei, the association co-hosting the forthcoming ADI conference, as well as our regular features and latest news. Read it now (PDF)

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]