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15 February 2018 — The Welsh Government has adopted the Dementia Action Plan for Wales 2018-2022 , outlining a comprehensive response to the impact of dementia, including improving the diagnosis and support of those affected. Alzheimer’s Society Cymru worked closely with the government...
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The NHSCT Macmillan Information and Support Service offers a free, informal and confidential service to anyone who has concerns about cancer, including family, friends and carers. The service is staffed by a Macmillan healthcare professional, a Support Worker and a small team of trained and...
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06 February 2018 — Wendy will join ADI on 1 March and be responsible for ADI’s participation in the STRiDE (Strengthening responses to dementia in developing countries) project in partnership with the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE) Personal Social Services...
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Health A-Z Symptoms, conditions, medicines, treatments and guides Find conditions and treatments Live well Articles, videos and tools from the NHS on more than 100 topics, including alcohol, diet, fitness, tiredness and weight loss, giving you and your family tips on healthy living. Visit healthy...
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25 January 2018 – The explicit mention of dementia has been included in the World Health Organization (WHO) draft 13th General programme of work 2019-2023 following support from Member States and civil society at the 142nd Session of the WHO Executive Board in Geneva. Representatives of ADI...
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22 January 2018 - ADI has submitted a statement to the 142nd Session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board, calling for the urgent inclusion of dementia in the 13th WHO General programme of work 2019-2023 . Representatives of ADI are in attendance at the meeting of the Board, where...
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10 January 2018 - ADI is looking for an experienced individual to support the work and development of existing and new members around the world. [read more]
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04 January 2017 – Registration for ADI2018 is now open. The conference will feature global experts on a range of topics including the latest in dementia science and care, presentations by people with dementia and their care partners and a unique focus on how technology and innovation is...
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The December 2017 issue of our Global Perspective newsletter is now available. This issue includes news from World Alzheimer's Month 2017, ADI meetings and regular features and contributions from Alzheimer associations and our partners. [Read it now]...
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11 December 2017 - The Bob and Diane Fund have awarded USD $5,000 to Christopher Nunn, in recognition of his photography project depicting the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. The Fund was launched by Gina Martin in 2016, named after her mother who lived with dementia and her father who...
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8 December 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) have launched a Global Dementia Observatory to track worldwide impact and responses to dementia. The commencement of the Observatory follows the adoption of a Global plan on dementia by 194 governments of the WHO in May and will greatly...
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7 December 2017 – What an important year this has been for the dementia community! And yet there is so much more we need to do and we will take every opportunity to make 2018 a turning point for people affected by dementia, their care partners and families. Raising greater awareness of...
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1 December 2017 - ADI is seeking a exceptionally talented individual to lead all elements of fundraising across a range of well-established and innovative projects. [read more]
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An increase in financial phone scams in Northern Ireland has been identified by the P.S.N.I., Northern Ireland Trading Standards and local Financial Institutions. £768.8 million was lost across the UK to financial fraud in 2016 and a new wave of phone scams is targeting older and vulnerable people...
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28 November 2017 - Alzheimer’s Disease International and ITN Productions are producing a news and current affairs-style programme exploring the risks, growth and future response to dementia. Someone in the world develops dementia every three seconds. The programme will bring to life what...
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Dr Graham holding a workshop during the Alzheimer University 15 November 2017 - Dr Nori Graham has been presented with the Lifetime Achievement in Dementia Care Award at the UK’s 8th National Dementia Care Awards 2017 . The award recognises her work on old age psychiatry and care, which has...
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13 November 2017 – Bill Gates has invested USD $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund . Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) applauds the landmark contribution, that it is hoped will aid the development of new treatment options for 50 million people affected by dementia globally...
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8 November 2017 – The government of Chile has adopted a national plan on dementia. The plan is the 30th to be adopted worldwide, and includes key targets for improving awareness, access to care, support and treatment, research and risk reduction of dementia by 2025. It is estimated that 180,...
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6 November 2017 - ADI is seeking a Research and Policy Project Lead to lead input into the STRiDE (Strengthening responses to dementia in developing countries) project led by the London School of Economics and Political Science. [read more]
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"Gut bacteria 'boost' cancer therapy," BBC News reports. The news comes from research into whether people with cancer might respond differently to cancer treatment depending on the bacteria in their gut. Researchers specifically looked at a type of cancer treatment called immunotherapy...

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