News

Global plan on dementia adopted by WHO

29 May 2017 The World Health Organization (WHO) has unanimously adopted a Global plan on dementia at the 70th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva. The plan follows ten years of advocacy by ADI for a global response to the growing impact of dementia worldwide. [read more]

Recruitment of Regional Director for the Americas

23 May 2017 - Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) is seeking a contractor to be a Regional Director for the Americas. The Regional Director will support ADI member associations and emerging associations in the region of the Americas. The person needs to have relevant experience in the voluntary sector. [read more]

CEO of ADI joins first NCD Alliance Board in fight against Non-Communicable Diseases

12 May 2017 – The NCD Alliance have appointed their first Board in the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs) including the new CEO of ADI, Paola Barbarino, and leading NCD advocates from 11 countries. [read more]

First-Ever Dementia Innovation Readiness Index launched at ADI Conference

26 April 2017 – The first-ever Dementia Innovation Readiness Index has been launched by the Global Coalition on Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) during a special pre-conference session at the 32nd International Conference of ADI in Kyoto, Japan. [read more]

Depression: Let's talk

07 April 2017 -Today is World Health Day. The theme for this year is ‘Depression: Let’s talk’. Depression is common in people with dementia, a condition that affects almost 50 million people worldwide. Depression is now the leading cause of disability worldwide. [read more]

Alzheimer University held in Washington DC

04 April 2017 - Representatives from 11 countries attended a special ADI Alzheimer University programme on the theme of advocacy and public policy in Washington DC in March, held alongside the record attendance of the Alzheimer Association Advocacy Forum. [read more]

Warning about publishing scams

03 April 2017-  Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) and Dementia Alliance International (DAI) have been made aware of scams that target potential speakers and experts at conferences and other events. We would like to express our dismay at reports that people with dementia and their families may be taken advantage of in this way and urge anyone with further information to contact us. [read more]

Paola Barbarino appointed as new CEO

29 March 2017 - We are excited to announce that Paola Barbarino has been appointed as our new CEO. Paola will assume the role on 15 May 2017, after which there will be a period of transition alongside outgoing Executive Director, Marc Wortmann. [read more]

ADI and DAI represented at 17th session of CRPD Committee

20 March 2017 – Phyllis Fehr, Board Member of Dementia Alliance International (DAI) and Vice Chair of the Ontario Dementia Advisory Group, will call for greater recognition of dementia on the first day of the 17th session of the United Nations Committee on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) today in Geneva. [read more]

Women carry weight of global dementia crisis

08 March 2017 - A new report released today by Global Alzheimer’s and Dementia Action Alliance (GADAA) shows the disproportionate effect of dementia on women everywhere. Women & Dementia: A Global Challenge shows that while women are more likely to develop dementia, they account for the majority of primary care partners around the world and are more likely to have to change to their employment status to provide care for those living with the condition. [read more]