World Alzheimer Report 2014 

The World Alzheimer Report 2014, 'Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors', was released on the 17 September, revealing persuasive evidence for dementia risk reduction. The report calls for dementia to be integrated into both global and national public health programmes alongside other major non communicable diseases (NCDs). The report also finds that control of diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as measures to encourage smoking cessation and to reduce cardiovascular risk, have the potential to reduce the risk of dementia even in late-life.  

 

Find out more and download a copy of the report here.

Global advocacy update 

Dementia experts from around the world met in Ottawa, Canada earlier this month to discuss creating better academia-industry partnerships, and how to better facilitate innovation in dementia strategies for treatment, care and risk reduction. International academia and industry experts from G7 countries and leading NGOs, including ADI and the Alzheimer's Society of Canada (right), attended the meeting.

 

At the start of October, ADI representatives will host a side event at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Council Meeting in Washington DC, to discuss action on dementia at global, regional and national levels.

Abstract submission reminder 

There's just one month remaining to submit abstracts for ADI's 30th International Conference. The event will be held from the 15-18 April 2015 in Perth, Australia, and will provide an engaging programme of dynamic presentations, workshops and exhibits. If you've got an idea you'd like to share, don't delay, as abstract submission closes on 31st October.   

 

Visit the website for more information.  

 

Latest member news

National dementia plans update 

There have been major achievements in the Latin American region this month, with Costa Rica, Cuba and Mexico all launching national dementia plans during September. ADI's Johan Vos travelled to San Jose in Costa Rica to meet with the local association, ASCADA, the Health Minister and Vice President, and to speak at the launch event.    

 

Family of Wisdom program proves successful in Singapore

Alzheimer's Disease Association (ADA) in Singapore have reported a successful collaboration with TADA Chinese Taipei, implementing TADA's highly successful Family of Wisdom programme in the country. The programme promotes non-pharmaceutical interventions for the early stages of dementia, whereby those living with the disease can receive treatments such as music therapy, art therapy and other activities to help stimulate brain activity, while also providing seminars and groups for care partners.   

 

Creating a dementia friendly world

Alzheimer associations in Canada and England have announced that they will be collaborating on bringing the UK's highly successful Dementia Friends program to Canada. Alzheimer's Australia have also launched their campaign to make Australia Dementia Friendly with a new website to show dementia's unspoken impact.  

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If you are a member of ADI and have some exciting news you would like to share next month then please email info@alz.co.uk 


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