Alzheimer’s Disease International [ADI] recently published the 2011 World Alzheimer’s Report entitled The benefits of early diagnosis and intervention.

This is the third such report issued by ADI, with the first two aimed at helping to reset health and social care policy worldwide while increasing awareness of the burden of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to society.    For the 2011 report ADI commissioned an independent research group to collate and review, for the first time, all of the available evidence relating to early diagnosis and early intervention, including recommendations to be considered by policy makers, care givers and family members.

In October 2012, IAHSA and ADI will be cosponsoring a study tour in California with a theme Alzheimer’s Disease: Research Meets Care.    The tour will explore research and early treatment protocols for early stage dementia as well as provide a shared learning experience through site visits with communities providing care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

Final details are being worked out but if you would like more information please contact IAHSA at iahsa@leadingage.org.

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