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
As Glaswegian James McKillop strode towards Arrivals in Tokyo airport last November, he read the customs sign. Had he anything to declare? Yes – he had a positive message of hope and the strong belief in the right to live well for almost 5 million people with dementia in Japan. James – his journey Now … More Scotsman’s message of hope to Japan
Alzheimer’s Association of Israel, or EMDA, is a non-profit organization founded by family members of people living with dementia, which aims to support these families. One of the services offered are caregiver support groups. Through the groups, carers can access information on the disease and how to deal with the health and social care systems. … More Finding strength through support groups
2015 was another busy year for Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), working alongside our extensive network of Alzheimer associations to make dementia a global health priority. These achievements mark another significant step forward to realising our vision of a better world for people living with dementia and their carers. In March the World Health Organization (WHO) … More A look back at 2015
I was about 14 when my dad was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. The doctors attributed it to the belated emergence of effects from an accident he had when he was younger. For the next 10 years, I lived everyday seeing my father fight the disease and the family’s struggle to redefine normalcy, until … More Melissa’s story
On Saturday 5 December, patients from across the world will join together to celebrate Patient Solidarity Day and declare that healthcare is a human right. Leading patients’ groups from six continents will host a range of events to raise awareness among the public and will urge decision-makers to respect, protect and fulfil patients’ rights at … More Healthcare is a human right
On 18th November, delegates from 14 countries participated in the 18th ADI Asia Pacific Regional Conference which was hosted by the Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) of the Philippines. Our arrival in Manila was made even more exciting as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit was happening at the same time. In spite of the complexity … More Asia Pacific Regional Conference of ADI
We’re pleased to launch our brand new blog, a space for news, features, interviews and lots more. We’ll be featuring guest posts from people affected by dementia all over the world and from our network of Alzheimer associations – from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Across the world, there is a growing awareness about dementia, but stigma … More Welcome!