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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]

June Global Perspective available

The June 2012 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes a report on ADI's 27th International Conference, the launch of the WHO report on dementia, and the winners of the ADI Award and Alzheimer Award for psychosocial interventions as well as our regular features and news from ADI member associations. Read it now (PDF)

Levels of dementia underestimated in developing countries

23 May 2012 - Conventional estimates of dementia incidence in middle-income countries have been too optimistic, suggests one of the largest studies of dementia incidence to date from ADI's 10/66 Dementia Research Group, published online in The Lancet today. [read more]

ADI at the World Health Assembly

22 May 2012 - ADI has started a week of advocacy efforts at the sixty-fifth annual meeting of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland. Discussions during this year's meeting are integral to furthering the call for more to be done to address non-communicable diseases, including dementia. [read more]

National Alzheimer's Plan Released in USA

15 May 2012 - The US government has released a national plan to fight Alzheimer’s disease, following the signing of the National Alzheimer's Project Act last year. The plan was developed with input from experts in aging and Alzheimer’s disease issues and calls for a comprehensive, collaborative approach across federal, state, private and non-profit organizations. More than 3,600 people or organizations submitted comments on the draft plan. [read more]

Presentations from ADI's 27th International Conference now available

13 April 2012 - Presentations from the 27th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International are now available online. These include the plenary, parallel and people with dementia sessions as well as the ADI workshops. [Read more]

New WHO report calls governments to action on dementia

11 April 2012 - A report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) calls upon governments, policymakers and other stakeholders to make dementia a global public health priority. This new report provides the most authoritative overview of the impact of dementia worldwide. [Read more]
 

UK Prime Minister announces challenge on dementia

29 March 2012 - UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced on Monday the launch of a Challenge on Dementia programme of work which will take place between now and 2015 to improve dementia care and research across the country. [read more]

Scotland commits to post-diagnostic support

28 March 2012 - Scotland's Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing & Cities has confirmed the Scottish Government’s guarantee of one year’s post-diagnostic support for people with dementia and their families. The guarantee means that everyone receiving a diagnosis of dementia in Scotland will have access to a year of support, from a named and trained individual, based on the Alzheimer Scotland Five-Pillar model. [link no longer available]

President Sarkozy receives ADI Award

20 March 2012 - French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, has been presented with the ADI Award 2012 for his efforts to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers in France and across the European Union. Sarkozy’s groundbreaking National plan for Alzheimer and related diseases 2008-2012 has become an important example for many other countries around the world. [read more]