Global support for NCD inclusion

16 June 2011 - ADI's ongoing efforts to see dementia included in the forthcoming United Nations Summit on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is receiving strong support from an increasing number of international organisations. [read more]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

15 June 2011 - Today marks the 6th World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) with activities and events taking place across the globe. The day, which was launched in 2006 by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), aims to raise awareness about the evils of elder abuse and celebrate the resilience and contribution of seniors. [read more]

Global Coalition on Aging

8 June 2011 - The Global Coalition on Aging is reshaping how global leaders approach and prepare for the 21st century's profound shift in population aging. [read more]

Progress at the World Health Assembly

8 June 2011 - In May 2011, ADI representatives attended the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, to continue efforts for dementia to be made a global health priority.

Marc Wortmann, ADI Executive Director, describes the event and the progress made this year. [read more]

Significant movement in Switzerland

8 June 2011 - In April, motions to support a national Alzheimer's disease plan in Switzerland were discussed in the Conseil national (one of the chambers) and unanimously accepted.

This means that the debate will continue in the health commission of the second chamber (Conseil des Etats) who will most likely have these motions on their agenda in the autumn session (September). [read more]

Republic of Korea's "war on dementia"

8 June 2011 - At the 26th ADI annual International Conference, recently convened in Toronto, Mrs Sung Hee Lee, President of Alzheimer's Association Korea, presented on the progress of a national dementia strategy in her country. A rapidly ageing society with low birthrates, Korea also faces increased governmental financial burden and family burden and so convened a multidisciplinary nation steering committee to develop a policy. [read more]

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]