News & events

News, conferences, events, blogs and updates from across the field of dementia and the work of Alzheimer's Disease International.

Featured news and events

Caring for my mother

Carmel Geoghegan, Founder of Dementia Ireland, writes about her experience of caring for her mother and the rewards, stigma and life changing experiences it brought.

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Roche to end DIAN-TU-001 study for rare Autosomnal dominant Alzheimer’s disease

Roche‌ ‌announces ‌ end of ‌DIAN-TU-001‌ ‌study‌ ‌after‌ ‌it‌ ‌failed‌ ‌to‌ ‌meets‌ ‌its‌ ‌primary‌ ‌endpoint‌ ‌in‌ ‌people‌ ‌who‌ ‌are‌ ‌affected‌ ‌by‌ ‌early‌ ‌onset‌ ‌Autosomal‌ ‌dominant‌ ‌Alzheimer’s‌ ‌disease.

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Young Carer’s Awareness Day

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.

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Recent policy development around dementia in India

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.

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Māori, Mana and Mate Wareware: Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust and its experience in supporting Kaumātua 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).

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