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]

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]