Tag Archives: International Organisations

Drug Discovery Institute (Alzheimer’s Research UK)

Summary Alzheimer’s Research UK has announced proposals to create Europe’s first Drug Discovery Institute for neurodegenerative diseases including dementia. The aim of the multi-million pound Drug Discovery Institute will be to accelerate progress towards effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. … Continue reading

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G8 Dementia Summit Preamble Underway (Alzheimers Disease International)

Summary The G8 Dementia Summit, dedicated to tackling dementia research globally, takes place on December 11th 2013 in London. Alzheimers Disease International (ADI) will take part, along with the Alzheimer’s Society (UK), the Alzheimer’s Association (US), amongst others. “The summit will … Continue reading

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HBP: Human Brain Project (BBC News)

Summary Scientists from 135 research institutions, mostly Europe-based, are planning to participate in a 10-year, 1 billion pound neuroscience project, entitled the Human Brain Project (HBP). The HBP aims to explore how the human brain works, possibly ultimately developing computer simulations of brain activity, neurological processes and neurodegenerative … Continue reading

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G8 Dementia Summit: Official Build-Up Blog and Request for Comments on Improving International Dementia Research Collaboration (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge)

Summary The UK is hosting the G8 summit on dementia research in London on December 11th 2013. The summit aims to develop a more co-ordinated international approach to research into dementia. An official Department of Health blog and set of feedback pages have been created to offer … Continue reading

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Results from JPND Transnational Research Call on Risk Factors and Healthcare Evaluation (JPND)

Summary The following international JPND research projects (part of the EU Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Disease) have recently been approved for funding following the JPND’s Transnational Call 2012: “European research projects for the evaluation of health care policies, strategies and … Continue reading

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MEETINGDEM Project: Meeting Centres Support Programme (DAA / ADS)

Summary Researchers at the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester have been commissioned to take part in an international JPND research project (part of the EU Joint Programme for Neurodegenerative Disease), called MEETINGDEM. The formal title of … Continue reading

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UK to Host G8 Dementia Summit (Department of Health)

Summary There are an estimated 35.6 million people worldwide living with dementia, and given the world’s ageing population this number could nearly double every 20 years to an estimated 65.7 million in 2030 (and 115.4 million in 2050) according to … Continue reading

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Dementia Research: Coordination Across Europe (PS Events)

Summary A Public Service Events conference, entitled “Dementia Europe: sharing best practice” is to be held on November 27th 2013 at the America Square Conference Centre, London. Some of the speakers at this event were key individuals in the European Joint Action … Continue reading

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G8 Dementia Summit to Coordinate Global Efforts on Dementia Research (Department of Health)

Summary The UK is planning to use its Presidency of the G8 to coordinate a more international approach to dementia research. UK annual funding on dementia research is increasing to £66 million by 2015, and President Obama has committed the US to spending around … Continue reading

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Measuring National Wellbeing (House of Commons Library)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary There is an increasing interest worldwide in measuring and monitoring wellbeing, whether at the individual, social … Continue reading

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