DAlzG welcomes insurance reform

23 January 2012 - Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft (DAlzG) have welcome the announcement from Germany's Federal Health Minister on 18 January that improvements will be made to the country's statutory nursing care insurance services. These changes are likely to be particularly beneficial to people with dementia who are cared for by family members in their own homes. [link no longer available]

USA national plan within reach

20 January 2012 - At the recent second meeting of the USA's Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care and Services, the country's Department of Health and Human Services outlined its timetable for the development of a national Alzheimer's plan. [read more]

Early bird registration ends Friday!

9 January 2012 - Just a few days remain to take advantage of the early bird reduced registration rate for the 27th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International. [read more]

'Time for action' in Asia-Pacific region

5 January 2012 - The current state of dementia care, treatment and support in the Asia-Pacific region, will be under discussion at a forthcoming conference, taking place in Bangkok, Thailand, next week. [read more]

USA announces funding for Alzheimer's

3 January 2012 - On 23 December, the Alzheimer's Association in the USA received news that their advocacy efforts had paid off, with funding being secured by the country's government for Alzheimer's research and programmes to support people with dementia and their carers through the National Alzheimer's Project Act (NAPA). [read more]

Alzheimer's Award Deadline Extended!

24 November 2011 - Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) are pleased to confirm that the deadline for the 4th Alzheimer's Award has been extended to 11 December 2011. [read more]

DAlzG offer research funding opportunity

23 November 2011 - Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft (DAlzG) in Germany have announced the availability of €200,000 for research projects aimed at improving the lives of people with dementia and their carers. [Read more]

Alzheimer Scotland launch Football Memories website

22 November 2011 - As part of Alzheimer Scotland's Football Reminiscence project, a new Football Memories website has been launched to enable fans to share their favourite memories of the sport, whilst raising awareness and funds. [read more]

Alzheimer Nederland enjoy Nationale Collecteweek

22 November 2011 - From 7 to 12 November, Alzheimer Nederland marked their annual National Collection Week, with thousands of volunteers signing up to take part in the door-to-door service, which has seen over €1.5 million raised in recent years.

Alzheimer's Australia launch BrainyApp

14 November 2011 - BrainyApp was developed by Alzheimer's Australia, together with the Bupa Health Foundation, to raise awareness of the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, and to help you live a brain healthy life. [Read more]