Alzheimer's disease



World Alzheimer report 2019

This report analyses findings of the world’s largest survey on attitudes to dementia, as well as expert essays and case studies from across the world. It provides recommendations for governments, agencies, civil society, policy-makers and local governments, to improve the experiences of people living with...

World Alzheimer report 2018

In a journalistic style, the World Alzheimer Report 2018 looks at a broad cross section of research areas including basic science; diagnosis; drug discovery; risk reduction and epidemiology. With the continued absence of a disease modifying treatment, the report also features progress, innovation and developments...

From plan to impact: progress towards targets of the global action plan on dementia

The report contains an update on dementia plans adopted and in development around the world, including progress towards target one of the global plan - for 146 WHO Member States to develop plans, policies or other frameworks on dementia by 2025.

Dementia-friendly rural communities guide

This guide contains information about how dementia affects people’s experience of living and working in a rural community. It provides community-led guidance and signposting to resources to help support people living with dementia and their carers to be included in all areas of community life.

World Alzheimer report 2016

The World Alzheimer Report 2016 looks at ways of improving the coverage, as well as the quality, of healthcare for people living with dementia, and the costs associated.
Briefing paper

Musculoskeletal conditions as underlying and associated causes of death 2013

Summary Musculoskeletal conditions are a range of conditions that affect the bones, muscles and connective tissues. In this bulletin, the musculoskeletal conditions reported include osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis; osteoporosis; back problems; gout and other inflammatory arthropathies (in ammation of one or more joints); and lupus and...

Conversations: creating choice in end of life care

When it comes to death the statistics are clear. We will all die. So why don’t we talk about it? End of Life Care is under significant pressure in Australia. Demand is rocketing, access is limited and the system is often too stressed to provide...

World Alzheimer report 2015

The World Alzheimer Report 2015 updates ADI's data on dementia's global prevalence, incidence and cost. By carrying out a full update of previous systematic reviews, the report makes key recommendations to provide a global framework for action on dementia.

Passage of time: why people with dementia switch back to the past

The Australian population is ageing, and with this comes an increased prevalence of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease being the most common. People diagnosed with dementia often have a distorted sense of time passing. My friends who are clinicians often comment on their patients with dementia preparing...
Briefing paper

The road to reducing dementia onset and prevalence: are diet and physical activity interventions worth investing in?

In Australia, deaths as a result of dementia have now taken over cerebrovascular disease as the second leading cause of death. At present, over a quarter million Australians suffer from dementia and projected estimates indicate that the figure can reach a high of nearly one...

World Alzheimer report 2014

The World Alzheimer Report 2014 examines critically the evidence for the existence of modifiable risk factors for dementia. It focuses on potential modifiable risk factors in four key domains: developmental, psychological and psychosocial, lifestyle and cardiovascular conditions. The report makes recommendations to drive public health...

Dementia care in the acute hospital setting: issues and strategies

This report identifies a range of strategies to improve the outcomes for people with dementia.

World Alzheimer report 2013

The World Alzheimer Report 2013 reveals that, as the world population ages, the traditional system of “informal” care by family, friends, and community will require much greater support. Globally, 13% of people aged 60 or over require long-term care. Between 2010 and 2050, the total...

World Alzheimer report 2012

The World Alzheimer Report 2012 shares results from an international survey of people with dementia and carers on their personal experiences of stigma. The report provides information on stigma and dementia, highlights programmes from around the world, and makes recommendations which could help reduce stigma.

Dementia: a public health priority

The purpose of this report is to raise awareness of dementia as a public health priority, to articulate a public health approach and to advocate for action at international and national levels.

World Alzheimer report 2011

The World Alzheimer Report 2011 shows that there are interventions that are effective in the early stages of dementia, some of which may be more effective when started earlier, and that there is a strong economic argument in favour of earlier diagnosis and timely intervention.

Dementia services pathways – an essential guide to effective service planning

This guide is to inform and assist jurisdictions with service planning, by developing dementia services pathways, to improve dementia services along the continuum of care for people living with dementia and their carers, from first symptoms or ‘first inkling’ to end of life.

World Alzheimer report 2010

The World Alzheimer Report 2010 provides the clearest, most comprehensive global picture yet of the economic impact of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The report also contains important policy recommendations and makes clear to key decision-makers that doing nothing is not an option.

World Alzheimer report 2009

The World Alzheimer Report 2009 presents the most comprehensive global prevalence study of dementia to date and looks at levels of mortality, disability, strain on carers and dependency.