News

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 [Read the full story] [link no longer active]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]

Launch of Alzheimers New Zealand Awareness Week

9 May 2011 - Today marks the launch of Alzheimers New Zealand's Awareness and Appeal Week. Various events will take place across the country, including educational and social events. [More about Alzheimers New Zealand]

Alzheimer Scotland releases worrying new figures

27 April 2011 - Over 1 miliion people in Scotland are expected to live to 100 - but half of them will have dementia. Alzheimer Scotland announced its updated dementia prevalence statistics, amending its previous figure of 72,500 to 82,500 people with dementia in Scotland. [link no longer available http://dementiascotland.org/news/files/MEDIA-RELEASE-new-dementia-prevalence-stats-April-2011.pdf]

New diagnostic guidelines published

19 April 2011 - For the first time in 27 years, new criteria and guidelines for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease have been published by three expert workgroups spearheaded by the Alzheimer’s Association and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). [Read the full story]

ADI: Dementia missing from UN NCD Summit

19 April 2011 - A summit on non-communicable diseases, due to be held at the United Nations in September, was the topic of discussion at a session during ADI’s annual International Conference in March, most notably for the absence of dementia on its agenda. [read more]