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Raising awareness during a political campaign

8 June 2011 - On 2 May Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper sought support for his minority government by calling a general election, the fourth election in seven years. To raise awareness during the political campaign, the Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC) developed an online advocacy campaign. The goal of the online initiative was to raise the important health issues facing Canadian society and to create a national dialogue on the dementia crisis.
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ADI calls for input to WHO hearing on NCDs

3 June 2011 - ADI asks for organisations and individuals to add their voices to the UN Summit on Non Communicable Diseases before 10 June. [read more]

Abstracts welcomed for 2012 conference

2 June 2011 - Abstract submission is now open for the 27th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International. The conference will take place in London, UK, from 7 to 10 March 2012. [read more]

Results of IMPACT study available now

26 May 2011 - The IMPACT (Important Perspectives on Alzheimer's Care and Treatment) study was fielded between April and May 2009 and was designed to assess current beliefs and behaviours surrounding Alzheimer's disease and dementia among key stakeholder groups from 5 European countries: France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. [Read more]

European Commission allocates EUR 6 million to clinical trials

26 May 2011 - The European Commission has awarded EUR 6 million to an international research consortium known as NILVAD. The aim of the consortium is to develop a new Alzheimer’s disease treatment. [Read more]

ADI MSAP member awarded for research

20 May 2011 - Christine Van Broeckhoven, a member of ADI's Medical and Scientific Advisory Panel, has been awarded the European Inventor Award 2011 for her research into Alzheimer's disease. [read more]

Call for patient group inclusion in NCD strategies

19 May 2011 - At a World Health Assembly Side Meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, ADI joined the International Alliance of Patients' Organizations (IAPO) and the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) to discuss the need for patient organisations to be involved in the design and delivery of strategies to manage and prevent non-communicable diseases. [Read the full story] [link no longer active]

US Advocacy Forum a great success

17 May 2011 - As the USA's Alzheimer's Association reach the final day of their Advocacy Forum, find out how they have been taking their messages directly to members of Congress. [Read the full story]

Impact of dementia on relationships

13 May 2011 - The results of a new study into the effects of dementia on relationships have been released. ADI Board member, Lynda Hogg, who was diagnosed with dementia in 2006, conducted the study, which explores the perspectives of both the person with dementia and their partner following a diagnosis. [Read the full report]

Alzheimer's Australia's Mind Your Mind Goes Bilingual!

12 May 2011 - Alzheimer's Australia launch 15 new bilingual tip sheets on dementia risk reduction today. These tip sheets are just some of the resources available as part of their Mind Your Mind programme. [Read the full story]