What we do

Find out about ADI's activities, and what we do to achieve our objectives.

What is Alzheimer Disease International (ADI)?

ADI is the international federation of Alzheimer and dementia associations around the world; in official relations with the World Health Organization.

Our vision is risk reduction, timely diagnosis, care and inclusion today, and cure tomorrow.

What does ADI do?

We believe that tackling dementia requires efforts at global, regional and local levels, and so we advocate at multilateral, bilateral and regional levels. We work by empowering Alzheimer and dementia associations to advocate for dementia as a national priority, to raise awareness and to offer care and support for people with dementia and their care partners. Globally, we strive to focus attention on dementia, maintain it as a global health priority, campaign for better policy from governments and encourage investment and innovation in dementia research.

Our work to empower Alzheimer and dementia associations includes our Alzheimer University, a series of practical workshops aimed at building and strengthening capacity in advocacy and policy, alongside care and support for people living with dementia, their carers and family.

Following the adoption of World Health Organisation’s Global action plan on the public health response to dementia in 2017, ADI is working with our members to ensure that all countries in the world implement and fund dementia action plans, and monitor their effectiveness.

ADI holds an international conference which is the longest-running global conference on dementia. The conference is a unique multi-disciplinary event which unites people with an interest in dementia from around the world.

Every September ADI coordinates a global awareness campaign for World Alzheimer’s Month, with a particular focus on World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21.  The month and campaign raise much needed awareness and help tackle stigma and is supported by our members and partners globally.

ADI is the publisher of the World Alzheimer Report, the main creator globally of socioeconomic content on the condition, and provides commentary and information on developments in research, science, treatment, care and innovation.

ADI aims to facilitate and encourage research and innovation, including in care, prevention, healthcare systems, epidemiology, public health, and effective treatments. As well as commissioning our own reports, we partner with institutions and organisations around the world to bring our voice to research projects and ensure that results have an impact in practice.

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World Alzheimer Reports

The World Alzheimer Reports are a comprehensive source of global socioeconomic information on dementia. Each World Alzheimer Report is on a different topic, so the previous reports remain important sources of information with global relevance. Read More

ADI Conference

Alzheimer's Disease International holds its international conference every two years. The ADI conference is one of the longest running international conferences on dementia. Read More