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Alzheimer's Disease International

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Alzheimer's Disease International
64 Great Suffolk Street
London SE1 0BL
United Kingdom
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+44 20 79810880
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+44 20 79282357
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http://www.alz.co.uk/



Alzheimer's Disease International

Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) is the umbrella organisation of Alzheimer associations around the world. They aim to help establish and strengthen Alzheimer associations throughout the world, and to raise global awareness about Alzheimer's disease and all other causes of dementia.

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia is a collective name for progressive degenerative brain syndromes which affect memory, thinking, behaviour and emotion. Symptoms may include:

  • loss of memory
  • difficulty in finding the right words or understanding what people are saying
  • difficulty in performing previously routine tasks
  • personality and mood changes

Dementia is not a normal part of ageing. It knows no social, economic, ethnic or geographical boundaries. Although each person will experience dementia in their own way, eventually those affected are unable to care for themselves and need help with all aspects of daily life. There is currently no cure for most types of dementia, but treatments, advice, and support are available.

Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) is the international federation of 71 Alzheimer associations around the world, in official relations with the World Health Organization. Each member is the national Alzheimer association in their country who support people with dementia and their families. ADI's mission is to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their families throughout the world.

Alzheimer's Disease International work to strengthen their member organisations with materials and publications as well as continued practical and financial support so they are better able to meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers.

ADI was established in 1984 with 4 founding members. 25 years later ADI is now an internationally recognised organisation with a range of activities and events.

ADI holds an annual international conference which is the longest running international conference on dementia. The conference is a unique multi-disciplinary event which unites people with an interest in dementia from around the world.

ADI also runs the Alzheimer University, a series of practical workshops aimed at helping staff and volunteers of Alzheimer Associations build and strengthen capacity and develop their organisations.

Vision

Alzheimer's Disease International wants to improve the quality of life for people with dementia and their families throughout the world.

Aims

Alzheimer's Disease International aim to build and strengthen Alzheimer associations and raise awareness about dementia worldwide.

They work by facilitating the sharing of expertise and resources that exist within their membership. ADI is a forum through which established and emerging Alzheimer associations can learn from one another. Stronger Alzheimer associations are better able to meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers.

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