“Progress can only happen when there is close collaboration”: ADI at the 71st World Health Assembly

On 23 May 2018, Alzheimer’s Disease International brought together government delegates, civil society, students and importantly, people living with dementia and carers, in the Palais des Nations in Geneva, for our official side-event to the 71st World Health Assembly (WHA71). Mobilising Society: Inspiration for national responses to dementia was a particularly significant event for dementia … More “Progress can only happen when there is close collaboration”: ADI at the 71st World Health Assembly

Why a Global Action Plan on dementia is so important

Originally published 19 December on the Biomed Central Network. Dementia is the name of a group of progressive diseases that affect cognition and other crucial functions of the brain. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, followed by vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and Frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Age is the main risk … More Why a Global Action Plan on dementia is so important

Alzheimer community between disappointment and hope regarding drug development at CTAD conference 2016

Executive Director Marc Wortmann reviews progress in new drug developments for Alzheimer’s Disease at the 9th Clinical Trials in Alzheimer’s Disease Conference (CTAD) in December 2016. … More Alzheimer community between disappointment and hope regarding drug development at CTAD conference 2016

Support in Oman

My own personal experience of dementia began when my mother seemed to forget where she had put her things. Initially, we as a family assumed that this was simply a normal part of ageing, but gradually she started forgetting where she was and could not recognize the people around her, often repeating questions that we … More Support in Oman

Member profile: Cuba

By 2030 Cuba is predicted to have the highest proportion of older adults in any Latin American country. Today around 19% of the population is aged over 60, but in just 15 years’ time this will rise to 30%. Cuba is a middle income country, but has health indicators similar to those in high income … More Member profile: Cuba