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Global Dementia Observatory launched by WHO

8 December 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) have launched a Global Dementia Observatory to track worldwide impact and responses to dementia. The Observatory will collect and monitor critical information for awareness, research and care. [read more]

Help us make 2018 a turning point for dementia

7 December 2017 – What an important year this has been for the dementia community! There is so much more we need to do and we will take every opportunity to make 2018 a turning point for people affected by dementia, their care partners and families. [read more]

ADI and ITN Productions to present ‘Every Three Seconds’

28 November 2017 -  Alzheimer’s Disease International and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style programme exploring the risks, growth and future response to dementia. [read more]

Dr Nori Graham awarded lifetime achievement in dementia care

15 November 2017 - Dr Nori Graham has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement in Dementia Care Award at the 8th National Dementia Care Awards 2017. The award recognises her impact in old age psychiatry and care, that has made a significant contribution to the quality of life of people living with dementia for more than 30 years. [read more]

Bill Gates invests $50m in Dementia Discovery Fund

13 November 2017 – Bill Gates has invested USD $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund. ADI applauds the landmark move, that it is hoped will aid the development of new treatment options for 50 million people affected by dementia. [read more]

Chilean government adopts national plan on dementia

8 November 2017 – The government of Chile has adopted a national plan on dementia. The plan is the 30th to be adopted worldwide and outlines increased support for 180,000 people living with dementia. [read more]

Souvenaid results lead way for more research on nutrition

31 October 2017 – The Lancet Neurology has published results on the effects of health supplement Souvenaid™. The results do not show a significant improvement in cognition but do show some promising findings for continuing research. [read more]

Alzheimer Bolivia lead international training on development of dementia plans

22 October 2017 - A workshop was organised in Dominican Republic, training participants from across the Ibero-America region in strategies for working with government agencies in the development of national dementia plans. [read more]

Elevator pitch: A short story about the needs and hopes of Africa

17 October 2017 – Paola Barbarino, CEO, explains why stigma presents a major challenge for addressing dementia in sub-Saharan Africa – and how taking an elevator can lead to greater support. [read the full blog]

President of Costa Rica becomes ADI Ambassador

13 October 2017 – The President of Costa Rica has become an Honorary Ambassador of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) after affirming the commitment of the country to global action on dementia. [read more]