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Alzheimer's Disease International by Alzheimersdiseaseinternational - 3w ago

Why is research collaboration so important? Senior researcher Professor Julie Williams gives her view. For the last 25 years my team at Cardiff University has been focused on trying to find genes that affect a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Over the years we have formed ever larger collaborations, first within the UK and …

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Teacher Yasmin Jeevanjee tells her story as a care partner in Kenya. I was born and grew up in Nairobi, Kenya. After finishing my secondary education, I went to study abroad. I travelled extensively and eventually settled in London, where I pursued a career in teaching, my expertise being in Early Year’s Education. My parents …

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Alzheimer's Disease International by Alzheimersdiseaseinternational - 3M ago

Dale Goldhawk, Vice Chair of ADI, takes a personal view on psychosocial dementia research. It’s a sad fact that, to date, not much in the Alzheimer research world has been considered “groundbreaking”. The development of cholinesterase inhibitors certainly marked some progress but, while those medications can help with symptoms, they bear no resemblance to an …

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by Annie Bliss, ADI Communications and Policy Officer On 24 January 2019, wrapped up in Winter wear, I touched down on Swiss soil for my first World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board meeting. My first observation: “Wow, Geneva really is a functional and miniature city!” After a smooth bus journey to the WHO building (or …

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In November last year, ADI held the first in a series of global webinars: Let’s Talk About Dementia Research: Demystifying Trials, Access and Understanding. We created the series to provide a unique opportunity for the public and Alzheimer and dementia associations to engage directly with health and social care professionals, as well as companies involved in …

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On 12 November 2018, ADI facilitated a seminar on Islamic values in dementia care at the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH) 2018 in Doha, Qatar. ADI’s Asia Pacific Regional Director DY Suharya invited geriatrician Dr Heriawan and Amalia Fonk-Utomo, Chairperson for Stichting Alzheimer Indonesia Nederland, to present. It was a wonderful opportunity for us …

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Alzheimer's Disease International by Alzheimersdiseaseinternational - 9M ago

On World Alzheimer’s Day 2018, ADI released the World Alzheimer Report 2018: The state of the art of dementia research: New frontiers, addressing key questions in dementia research, relating to: basic science, diagnosis, drug discovery, risk reduction, epidemiology and care. Dr Jennifer Bute, a former General Practitioner (GP) who was diagnosed with dementia, is one …

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