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]

New anti-stigma campaign launched in Canada

2 January 2013 - The Alzheimer Society of Canada have today launched a new campaign to address the stigma surrounding dementia that often prevents individuals from seeking or sharing a diagnosis. [read more]

December Global Perspective available

The December 2012 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes reports on World Alzheimer's Month 2012 and regional conferences as well as our regular features and latest news. Read it now (PDF)

Initial release of Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study in Lancet

13 December 2012 - The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study measures the population impact of diseases and health conditions on mortality and disability. It has created an international standard lens through which to view population health, and it is arguably the most comprehensive and systematic study of its type.

The Lancet today released an issue devoted to the first reporting on results of the 2010 study, with comparisons in many of the articles to what was found in 1990. In general, the changes found in rates and effects of conditions is driven by population ageing and population growth, but clearly many increases are dominated by the dramatic rise in the prevalence of non-communicable diseases in persons over the age of 40. [read more]