Alzheimer's Australia launch BrainyApp

14 November 2011 - BrainyApp was developed by Alzheimer's Australia, together with the Bupa Health Foundation, to raise awareness of the risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, and to help you live a brain healthy life. [Read more]

Over 43,000 share views on content of US national plan

9 November 2011 - To support the USA's National Alzheimer’s Plan and ensure public participation in the planning process, the Alzheimer’s Association gathered input from Americans across the country on the leading issues that a National Alzheimer’s Plan must address. The findings of this research have now been compiled to form the Alzheimer's from the Frontlines report. [Read the report]

New Asia Pacific meeting dates announced

7 November 2011 - It has now been confirmed that the 14th Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of ADI, due to take place from 8 to 11 November, will now be held from 11 - 13 January 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. [read more]

Regional issues highlighted in forthcoming meetings

17 October 2011 - The current state of dementia care, treatment and support in the Spanish-speaking world and Asia-Pacific region, will be under discussion at two forthcoming meetings taking place in October and November. [read more]

September Global Perspective available

The September 2011 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes the launch of the World Alzheimer Report 2011 on early diagnosis and intervention and an update on Alzheimer University programmes, as well as regular features and news from ADI member associations. Read it now (PDF).

European Parliament calls for action on non-communicable diseases

26 September 2011 - The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling for action on non-communicable diseases (NCDs). In advance of the UN High-Level meeting on NCDs, the Parliament called for a strong political commitment from the European Commission and EU Member States to reflect the significant and severity of the global NCD epidemic. [read more]

UN Summit recognises dementia importance

20 September 2011 - This week the United Nations holds only its second meeting in its history on a global health issues by convening a Summit on Non Communicable Diseases (NCD). The final political declaration of the summit specifically recognises neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, as an important cause of morbidity that contribute to the global NCD burden and that NCD prevention programmes and health care interventions provide equitable access to effective programmes for these illnesses. [read more]

World Alzheimer Report 2011 released

13 September 2011 - ADI has released the World Alzheimer Report 2011 - The benefits of early diagnosis and intervention. The Report shows that there are interventions that are effective in the early stages of dementia, some of which may be more effective when started earlier, and that there is a strong economic argument in favour of earlier diagnosis and timely intervention. [read more]

I Can! I Will! library launched

9 September 2011 - ADI is pleased to announce the launch of the I Can! I Will! library. Say “I CAN! I WILL!” to raising awareness about dementia, addressing the myths and stigmas that accompany a diagnosis of dementia, and enabling people living with dementia to be more open with others about their disability. [read more]

10/66 coordinator wins award

8 September 2011 - Professor Martin Prince’s service to the field of psychogeriatrics has been recognised by the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA) in its 2011 round of Distinguished Service Awards. Prof Prince’s work was recognised during the IPA 2011 International Congress at The Hague on 6 - 9 September.