News

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]

Latest news from AAIC 2012

18 July 2012 - This week we are following the latest findings being presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in Vancouver, Canada. [read more]

Federazione Alzheimer Italia launch Alzheimer App

10 July 2012 - Federazione Alzheimer Italia, the national Alzheimer association in Italy, have launched Alzheimer App for iPhone and Android. The free App works as an interactive, user-friendly source of information for carers as well as providing a direct link to the association's Pronto Alzheimer helpline service. [Read more]

Dates announced for 2012 regional conferences

6 July 2012 - Five regional conferences specialising in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias will take place across the world between September and November this year. The conferences, which will be held in Africa, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, provide an opportunity to establish and strengthen networks and channels of communication with emphasis on region-specific issues, practices and culture. [read more]

Alzheimer's Australia NSW launch third 'It's not a disgrace...it's dementia' film

14 June 2012 - Alzheimer's Australia NSW have launched the third short film produced as part of a series under the heading It's not a disgrace...it's dementia. The film, spoken in Khmer with English subtitles, centres on the Cambodian community and aims to encourage acceptance of dementia as a medical condition and not a normal part of ageing. [read more]

Help us with the World Alzheimer Report 2012

1 June 2012 - As part of the development of the World Alzheimer Report 2012, to be launched on 21 September, ADI is currently conducting a survey of people with dementia and family carers to find out their opinion and experience of stigma related to dementia. The information gained from the survey will feed into the report. If you are a person with dementia or family carer, you can take part in the survey here in English, Spanish or Chinese (Simplified characters).

World Health Assembly report

29 May 2012 - ADI attended the WHO's World Health Assembly in Geneva from 21-26 May. ADI's presence this year was of particular importance as the agenda included a discussion on implementing a global strategy for prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, following on from the United Nations High Level meeting last September. [read more]