News

4th Alzheimer's Awards Announced

19 July 2011 - For the fourth year, the Fondation Médéric Alzheimer and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) are running Alzheimer's Awards for evidence-based psychosocial interventions for people with dementia and their carers. The purpose of the Award is to promote better care and share best practices. Applications can be submitted from today 19 July until 1 December 2011. [read more]

Latest news from AAICAD 2011

17-20 July 2011 - Find out all of the latest news from the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (AAICAD), currently taking place in Paris, France. [read more]

The UK's £20 Billion Question

14 July 2011 - The UK's All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia have released the results of an inquiry into how to make the best use of the resources currently spent on dementia while at the same time improving outcomes for people with dementia and carers.

Unique drug development alliance unites in US

13 July 2011 - New recommendations to protect participant safety in clinical trials of certain Alzheimer’s disease drugs in the US were published online yesterday. The recommendations were drafted by an expert working group convened by the Alzheimer’s Association through its Research Roundtable. [Read more]

June Global Perspective available

The June 2011 issue of the Global Perspective newsletter is now available.

This issue includes a report on our 26th International Conference, ADI's bid for inclusion in the United Nations Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases and a summary of a report into dementia and relationships, as well as our regular features. [Download the PDF]

Register now for ADI's 2012 conference

29 June 2011 - Registration for ADI's 27th annual International Conference is now open. The conference, under the heading Science Fact Fiction, will take place from 7 - 10 March 2012 in London, UK. [read more]

ADI takes global message to US

24 June 2011 - ADI Chairman, Dr Daisy Acosta, joined a panel of dementia experts yesterday to alert the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs in Washington, D.C. to the need for more funding for dementia in the coming years. [read more]

Love, Loss and Laughter

23 June 2011 - People with dementia and their carers in the Dominican Republic, France, India, Japan and the USA are the subject of an acclaimed photography exhibition which opened this month at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland.

The free exhibition, which will run until September, features photographs taken by Cathy Greenblat during her cross-cultural photographic project on ageing, dementia and end of life care, which she began work on in 2002. [read more]

Global support for NCD inclusion

16 June 2011 - ADI's ongoing efforts to see dementia included in the forthcoming United Nations Summit on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is receiving strong support from an increasing number of international organisations. [read more]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

15 June 2011 - Today marks the 6th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) with activities and events taking place across the globe. The day, which was launched in 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), aims to raise awareness about the evils of elder abuse and celebrate the resilience and contribution of seniors. [read more]