The annual event brings together basic scientists, clinical researchers, early career investigators, clinicians and the care research community to discuss the latest developments and innovation in Alzheimer’s and dementia research.
With only a fifth of WHO Member States meeting their commitments to the Global Action Plan on dementia, urgent action is needed to address the escalating global dementia crisis.
On Young Carers Awareness Day, ADI Communications and Policy Manager, Annie Bliss, highlights some global examples of youth engagement in issues around dementia. Youth participation is critical for dementia communities globally, as young people play a huge role in volunteerism, advocacy and raising awareness.
Meera Pattabiraman, Chair of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI), writes about ARDSI’s successful engagements with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India, a country where over 5 million people live with dementia.
Featured in the World Alzheimer Report 2019: Attitudes to dementia, Rangimahora Reddy and Pare Meha of the Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust, as well as Dr Etuini Ma’u of the Waikato District Health Board and Professor John Oetzel of the University of Waikato, delve into the complexities surrounding diagnosing mate wareware (dementia) in Māori communities and how tailored cultural programmes can aid in supporting the individual and their whānau (family).
In this case study excerpt for the World Alzheimer Report 2019, María Cecilia López Murga, Executive of Asociación Group Ermita Alzheimer de Guatemala, writes about how the association's mission to address the challenges around dementia within Guatemala’s Indigenous communities.
In this case study excerpt for the World Alzheimer Report 2019, Maree McCabe, CEO of Dementia Australia, writes about the importance of culturally sensitive diagnostic methods when addressing dementia within Indigenous Australian communities.
In this case study excerpt for the World Alzheimer Report 2019, Kristen Jacklin and Karen Pitawanakwat write about understanding the experiences of dementia within Indigenous communities in order to meet dementia care needs in a culturally sensitive way.
Teacher Yasmin Jeevanjee tells her story as a care partner in Kenya.
Featured in the World Alzheimer Report 2018: The state of the art of dementia research: New frontiers, is Dr Jennifer Butte, a formal General Practitioner (GP) diagnosed with dementia. This is her story in her own words.