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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]

Alzheimer research, prevention and treatment tops international conference

26 March 2011 - From drug therapies to the right type of diet, the world's leading dementia experts will focus on the most effective methods for preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease and related dementias at the 26th Annual Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI). [read more]

March 2011 Global Perspective available

The March 2011 issue of the Global Perspective is now available. This issue includes Recognition for people with dementia, Focus on the arts and dementia, and an overview of the recent National Institutes of Health prevention review, as well as our regular features. [Download the PDF]