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Launch of the Global Dementia and Alzheimer’s Action Alliance: World Health Assembly, Geneva (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / WHO)

Summary The “Global Dementia and Alzheimer’s Action Alliance” has been launched at the World Health Assembly in Geneva. The World Health Assembly is the annual meeting of the World Health Organization. This Alliance is a direct outcome of the call … Continue reading

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G8 Dementia Summit: Agreement Documents (Department of Health / Prime Minister’s Office)

Summary A declaration and a communique present the agreements consolidated at the G8 Dementia Summit. G8 countries have agreed: The ambition to identify a cure or therapy for dementia by 2025, with a commitment to significantly increase spending on dementia research … Continue reading

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Significant Role of Physical Activity in Reducing Risk of Dementia (BBC News / PLoS One)

Summary A study spanning 35 years by Cardiff University, following 2,235 men from Caerphilly, has found a strong beneficial impact of life-long exercise in reducing the risk of developing dementia. The research team estimates that unhealthy living has accounted for around 10% of the NHS … Continue reading

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Global Impact of Dementia 2013-2050: Briefing for Heads of Government (BBC News / ADI)

Summary Alzheimers Disease International (ADI) has used models to predict that the number of people living with dementia worldwide could treble by 2050. 44 million people are estimated to be living with the disease currently, but the figure could increase to 135 million … 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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Elderly Care: Analysis of Long-Term Care for Dementia (ADI / BBC News)

Summary More than 35 million people live with dementia throughout the world, according to the World Health Organisation; more than half of whom live in low and middle income countries. The global costs of treating and caring for people with dementia are estimated … Continue reading

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The European Health Report 2012 (WHO/Europe)

Summary This World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Office for Europe, report covers the overall improvements to health in the WHO European Region, and analyses the health inequalities within and across countries. A road-map is provided to Europe’s health policy goal, … Continue reading

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