Living Alone With Alzheimer’s Disease Conferences now announced for three US Cities in April

ADI calls for WHO Member States to adopt a resolution on dementia
September 21, 2015

Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) adopts landmark action on Dementia
October 2, 2015

UN expert urges States to remember older persons with dementia
September 2015

World Alzheimer’s Report: The Global Impact of Dementia
September 2015

Active Ageing: A Policy Framework in Response to the Longevity Revolution
July 2015

News Archive

What We Do and Don’t Know about Dementia

Dementia is anathema to health care and its mission of curing, healing or at least preventing maladies from worsening. By the time symptoms surface, the irreversible damage is done. Diagnosed patients can live as long as 20 years; the human and financial cost is open-ended. Nearly 4 million people in the United States have dementia, and a recent study calculates that number will exceed 9 million by 2040.1 By: John Morrissey
December 2014

A Shared Global Agenda to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Nov. 12, 2014 — There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The main barriers to the development of effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease are an incomplete understanding of the disease, fragmented resources, and challenges with the design and implementation of clinical trials. Experts gathered at a two day meeting in Lausanne to discuss future steps to address dwindling product pipelines and to increase the productivity of drug development processes.
November 2014

Confronting Ageism and Stigma to Build the Alzheimer’s Disease Movement: An Essay by Mike Splaine

April 2013

First International Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s Disease Includes President of Taiwan

145_Taipei_conference_April_2013Memory Walks are taking place all around the World during World Alzheimer’s Month in September every year, to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. But there has never been an international Memory walk until today during the 28th international conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International in Taipei. The walk attracted 4,000 people from 35 countries and included President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan. The government of Taiwan just announced that it is going to work on a national Alzheimer plan.
April 2013