News

CEAFA promotes early recognition with 'Memory Problems?' website

10 December 2012 - Confederación Española de Familiares de Enfermos de Alzheimer (CEAFA) have launched a new online questionnaire for those who are concerned that a loved one or they themselves may have dementia. The questionnaire, available on the new Memory Problems? website, asks about the symptoms the person experiences before concluding whether or not further medical advice is required. [read more]

Bulgaria agree to fund dementia medication

7 December 2012 - At a meeting of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, part of the United Nations' Economic and Social Council, a recommendation was made to the Bulgarian government to make dementia medication more accessible by including the costs within their social security scheme. [read more]

Mexico announces first national plan from Spanish-speaking world

19 November 2012 - Mexico's Minister of Health, Salomón Chertorivski Woldenberg, has announced the development of the country's action plan on dementia, which will mark the first from the Spanish-speaking world. On 12 November, an agreement was signed between the Ministry of Health, Federacion Mexicana de Alzheimer and the National Institute of Geriatrics to form a working group to feed into the plan. [read more]

UK government launch Dementia Friends campaign

15 November 2012 - The UK government announced last week the launch of a new campaign to raise awareness of dementia and the way it is perceived within the country. The Dementia Friends initiative aims to train 1 million individuals through free awareness sessions leading to practical action within communities. [read more]

ADI conference wins Excellence Award

17 October 2012 - The 27th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International, held in London in March, has received the award for Association Congress of the Year at Conference and Incentive Travel's (C&IT) Excellence Awards. [read more]

October Global Perspective available

The October 2012 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes a report on ADI's recent Alzheimer University programmes in Kyoto and London and new advocacy developments with the United Nations and World Health Organization as well as our regular features and news from ADI member associations. Read it now (PDF)

Alzheimer Europe hosts successful conference

10 October 2012 - Alzheimer Europe hosted their very successful annual conference in Vienna, Austria last week. The conference, entitled Changing perceptions, practice and policy, was organised together with Alzheimer Austria and attracted some 500 delegates from 42 countries. [read more]

World Alzheimer Report 2012 on stigma published

21 September 2012 - Our World Alzheimer Report 2012: Overcoming the stigma of dementia shares results from a worldwide survey of people with dementia and carers on their personal experiences of stigma, revealing that nearly one in four people with dementia conceal their diagnosis, citing stigma as the main reason. The report provides information on stigma, and makes recommendations which could help reduce it. [read more]

Buy Joseph Portelli's charity single this World Alzheimer's Month

18 September 2012 - Australian-Maltese singer/songwriter Joseph Portelli will donate all net funds raised from the sales of his upcoming charity single How The Times Have Changed to support Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) ahead of World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21, 2012. [read more]

Your Brain Matters launched in Australia

17 September 2012 - This week, Alzheimer's Australia launch a new programme, Your Brain Matters, focussing on maintenance of the brain, body and heart to help reduce the risk of dementia. The campaign, launched across the country during Australia's Dementia Awareness Week, marks a world-first public health programme to tackle the growing numbers of people with dementia. [Read more]