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

Stigma and response to dementia in Guatemala’s Indigenous population

Featured in the World Alzheimer Report 2019: Attitudes to dementia, María Cecilia López Murga, Executive of Asociación Group Ermita Alzheimer de Guatemala, writes about the sometimes difficulty in addressing dementia within Guatemala’s Indigenous communities and how Asociacion Group Ermita tries to address these challenges.

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The circle of life; Indigenous knowledge about dementia in Canada

Featured in the World Alzheimer Report 2019: Attitudes to dementia, Kristen Jacklin, Professor of Medical Anthropology at the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth and Karen Pitawanakwat, Registered Nurse and Community Researcher for Naandwechige-Gamig Wikwemikong Health Centre and member of the WikWemikong Unceded Reserve, write about the necessity in understanding the experiences of dementia within Indigenous communities in order to meet dementia care needs in a culturally sensitive way.

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Spominčica – Alzheimer Slovenija – Dementia Friendly Spots

In 2016 Spominčica – Alzheimer Slovenija started developing the Dementia Friendly Spots (DFS) programme. It is a national education and awareness-raising programme connecting a wide spectrum of organisations in a network of sites providing information about dementia locally. The network of DFS include: police and fire stations, shops, libraries,…

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Paola Barbarino and AAJ at the G20 Health Ministers Meeting

Dementia given high priority at G20 Health Ministers Meeting

Ahead of the G20 Health Ministers Meeting in Okayama, ADI’s Chief Executive Paola Barbarino and Noriyo Washizu of Alzheimer's Association Japan (AAJ) continue to work on progress made earlier in the year at the Osaka Summit.

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