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New research maps dementia risk factors

20 July 2017 – New research published in the The Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention, and care highlights new and existing risk factors for the development of dementia. Findings show that as many as one in three cases of dementia could be prevented if all the factors could be addressed. [read more]

Canada becomes 30th country to launch national dementia strategy

22 June 2017 – Canada has become the 30th country to develop a national dementia strategy after a private members’ Bill-C233 was passed by the Canadian Parliament.
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Dementia in the Caribbean: No time to lose

14 June 2017 - The 4th Regional non-Latin Caribbean Conference on Alzheimer’s and Dementia was hosted in Trinidad and Tobago and included support from the President of the country to develop a national dementia plan. [read more]

Review of Dementia Registries supports global knowledge

31 May 2017 - The Dementia Collaborative Research Centre and Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing at the University of New South Wales have published a systematic a review of dementia registries in Alzheimer’s and Dementia. [read more]

Statement to the 70th World Health Assembly

29 May 2017 - Paola Barbarino, CEO of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) addressed the 70th Sesssion of the World Health Assembly today with a statement welcoming the adoption of the Global action plan on the public health response to dementia 2017-2025. [read more]

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]