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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]

World Alzheimer's Month website launched

September 2012 - To mark the first global World Alzheimer's Month, the largest annual dementia campaign, ADI has launched a new website. Listing activities and events taking place worldwide, the website also suggests ways in which individuals and groups can get involved and highlights the successful history of World Alzheimer's Day on 21 September. [read more]

Kids Volunteer Initiative for Caregiver Support Group in China

28 August 2012 - This month, a group of three young volunteers joined the monthly meeting of a caregiver support group at the Dementia Care & Research Center at Peking University Institute of Mental Health in Beijing, China. [read more]

ADI supports UN protection of older persons' human rights

27 August 2012 - On 22 August, ADI were present at the United Nation's Third Session of the Open-ended Working Group on strengthening the protection of the human rights of older persons in New York, USA. [read more]

Dementia announced as Australian health priority

15 August 2012 - Alzheimer's Australia has welcomed the decision by the country's Health Minister’s Advisory Committee to make dementia a National Health Priority Area. The commitment will include funding of $268.4 million over five years to ensure vital changes to health and aged care systems. [Read more]

Overwhelming demand for world's first dementia risk reduction app

23 July 2012 - The world's first dementia risk reduction app, developed by Alzheimer’s Australia, in partnership with Bupa Health Foundation, was launched for Android phones today in response to overwhelming local and international demand. [Read more]