“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

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

A look back at 2015

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

Melissa’s story

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

Healthcare is a human right

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

Asia Pacific Regional Conference of ADI

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

Welcome!

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!