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Dementia is a global health timebomb – global health expert Professor Peter Piot

7 March 2012 - Global health expert Professor Peter Piot will announce dementia is one of the largest global health challenges and call for the condition to become a top world health priority at an international conference in London today. [read more]

Groundbreaking exhibition and book arrive in London, New York and Geneva

3 March 2012 - Cathy Greenblat, a photographer based in France, has dedicated the last ten years of her life to reducing the stigma associated with dementia worldwide. The results of her pioneering cross-cultural photographic project are gathered in an important new book Love, Loss, and Laughter: Seeing Alzheimer’s Differently. The book is a companion to exhibitions that have been touring for the past two years at prestigious venues in locations including Washington DC, Glasgow, Toronto, Nice, Madrid and Salamanca. [read more]

Mortality of older people in developing countries

2 March 2012 - Deaths of people over 65 represent more than a third of all deaths in developing countries yet, until now, little research has focused on this group. New research published today reveals that stroke is the leading cause of death in people over 65 in developing countries, and that education helps protect against early mortality. The study was led by Professor Martin Prince from the 10/66 Dementia Research Group and is published in PLoS Medicine. [read more]

March Global Perspective available

The March 2012 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes new features and information about how you can be involved in the development of the World Alzheimer Report 2012 as well as our regular features and news from ADI member associations. Read it now (PDF).

First draft of US national plan released

23 February 2012 - The first draft of the USA's National Alzheimer's Plan was released yesterday following the government's recent commitment to fighting the increasing challenge Alzheimer's poses. [read more]

Latest HelpAge newsletter highlights dementia worldwide

22 February 2012 - ADI has collaborated closely with HelpAge International on the development of the latest issue of Ageways, a regular HelpAge publication. [read more]

USA dedicates resources to Alzheimer's

8 February 2012 - The USA's Alzheimer’s Association have commended President Obama's Administration for dedicating new resources in the fight against Alzheimer’s in a uniquely challenging fiscal year in advance of the first ever National Alzheimer’s Plan. [Read more]

New findings from 10/66 Dementia Research Group

8 February 2012 - A new paper prepared by the 10/66 Dementia Research Group has been published today. The paper, Prevalence, Distribution, and Impact of Mild Cognitive Impairment in Latin America, China, and India: A 10/66 Population-Based Study, looks at the latest findings on the prevalence and impact of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in low and middle income countries. [read more]

One week to ADI conference 2012!

29 February 2012 - Just one week remains until the start of the 27th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI). The conference, which will take place from 7 to 10 March in London, will host a variety of speakers from the fields of dementia care, treatment, research and policy. [read more]

Caribbean associations join forces

26 January 2012 - National Alzheimer associations from islands within the Caribbean gathered in Oranjestad, Aruba this week to discuss a variety of topics, including the formation of a regional group of associations working together together for people with dementia and their carers across the Caribbean. [read more]