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UN Summit recognises dementia importance

20 September 2011 - This week the United Nations holds only its second meeting in its history on a global health issues by convening a Summit on Non Communicable Diseases (NCD). The final political declaration of the summit specifically recognises neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as an important cause of morbidity that contribute to the global NCD burden and that NCD prevention programmes and health care interventions provide equitable access to effective programmes for these illnesses. [read more]

World Alzheimer Report 2011 released

13 September 2011 - ADI has released the World Alzheimer Report 2011 - The benefits of early diagnosis and intervention. The Report shows that there are interventions that are effective in the early stages of dementia, some of which may be more effective when started earlier, and that there is a strong economic argument in favour of earlier diagnosis and timely intervention. [read more]

I Can! I Will! library launched

9 September 2011 - ADI is pleased to announce the launch of the I Can! I Will! library. Say “I CAN! I WILL!” to raising awareness about dementia, addressing the myths and stigmas that accompany a diagnosis of dementia, and enabling people living with dementia to be more open with others about their disability. [read more]

10/66 coordinator wins award

8 September 2011 - Professor Martin Prince’s service to the field of psychogeriatrics has been recognised by the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) in its 2011 round of Distinguished Service Awards. Prof Prince’s work was recognised during the IPA 2011 International Congress at The Hague on 6 - 9 September.

ADI at the WDA

31 August 2011 - ADI's Executive Director, Marc Wortmann, joined a host of dementia advocates to present a lively and well-attended workshop at the World Demographic & Ageing Forum Congress, currently taking place in St Gallen, Switzerland until 2 September. [read more]

Alzheimer's Association President and CEO named to Alzheimer's advisory council

25 August 2011 - As part of the USA's National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA), which was signed into law in January by President Obama, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the members of the Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services. Harry Johns, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association, was among those selected to the Council. [read more]

US basketball coach speaks out about dementia diagnosis

24 August 2011 - Pat Summitt, coach of the Tennessee women's basketball team in the US, has spoken out for the first time about her diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Summitt, 59, spoke openly in an interview with The Washington Post about her symptoms and diagnosis. [read more]

US President shows dementia support

9 August 2011 - President Obama has given a personal message in support of the USA's National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA). [read more]

ADI speaks out on dementia discrimination

3 August 2011 - ADI provided a perspective on the right to health of older persons during a United Nations meeting held in New York yesterday. [read more]

NCDs in an ageing world report launched

25 July 2011 - ADI, in collaboration with the International Longevity Centre - UK and HelpAge International, have today launched a report on the recognition of ageing and dementia within the world's current Non-Communicable Disease epidemic and strategies to improve the rights and care of older people. [read more]