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]

4th Alzheimer's Award winners announced

19 March 2012 - The winners of the fourth Fondation Médéric Alzheimer and Alzheimer's Disease International Alzheimer's Award for psychosocial interventions have been announced. Two prizes were awarded, the first for the best evidence-based intervention with a prize of €18,000 and the second, worth €7,000, for the most promising intervention. [read more]

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]