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]

ADI appoints Regional Director for the Americas

9 October 2017 – Joost Martens has been appointed as ADI's Regional Director for the Americas. The role will actively support and strengthen the role of Alzheimer associations and response to dementia in the region. [read more]

ADI welcomes new Director of Policy, Communication and Publications

2 October 2017 – Chris Lynch has been appointed as ADI's Director of Policy, Communication and Publications and Deputy CEO. Chris has joined the team in London after almost 5 years as Deputy Director for Communications, Marketing and Events for Alzheimer Scotland. [read more]

Dementia in sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and opportunities

28 September 2017 – ADI has published its first report on the impact of dementia in sub-Saharan Africa. The report presents new research and calls for urgent action to improve awareness, access to health services and social protection in the region. [read the report]

£7.7 million study to strengthen responses to dementia in developing countries

27 September 2017 – The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and Dementia Alliance International (DAI) will lead a £7.7 million project to build research capacity and provide much-needed evidence on dementia care in seven low and middle-income countries. [read more]

Dementia drug trial fails during World Alzheimer's Month

26 September 2017 – End stage trials for potential new Alzheimer’s Disease drug Intepirdine have failed to show positive results. Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) welcomes more research into new treatments, urging that global investment must continue to enhance prevention, earlier diagnosis and care. [read more]

WHO launch new materials on Global plan

21 September 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) have marked World Alzheimer’s Day with the publication of new materials on the Global plan on dementia, produced in partnership with ADI. [read more]

ADI calls for urgent response to dementia

21 September 2017 – Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. ADI are calling for every country to prioritise the response to dementia by promoting risk reduction, earlier diagnosis and effective care and support. [read more]

Dementia friendly communities highlighted during World Alzheimer’s Month

20 September 2017 – ADI has published an update to its report highlighting examples of dementia friendly initiatives worldwide. The report contains useful information on the implementation, success and monitoring of more than 150 dementia friendly initiatives in over 40 countries. [read more]

ADI urges WHO Europe to act on Global plan

14 September 2017 – ADI has urged European WHO member states to respond to the global plan on dementia with a statement at the 67th session of the Committee in Budapest. [read more]