ADI conference

Over 1200 delegates from 120 countries attended the Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) Global Conference in London in June.  For many delegates, it was a welcome return to in-person conferences, although around half of attendees were online as the event was offered in a hybrid format.

Diverse international speakers delivered plenary sessions on the seven action areas of the World Health Organisation’s global action plan on dementia: increased dementia policy, awareness, risk reduction, diagnosis, treatment, care and support, support for carers, information systems and research.

Conference theme was “New horizons in dementia: Building on hope” and among the speakers were Professor Gill Livingston, who led the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Professor Anders Wimo, Swedish world expert on dementia epidemiology, and Australian dementia campaigner Kate Swaffer.

ADI has also announced that the theme of the 11th World Alzheimer’s Month, in September, will again be “Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s” and will have a special focus on post-diagnostic support.