I was about 14 when my dad was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. The doctors attributed it to the belated emergence of effects from an accident he had when he was younger. For the next 10 years, I lived everyday seeing my father fight the disease and the family’s struggle to redefine normalcy, until … More Melissa’s story
On Saturday 5 December, patients from across the world will join together to celebrate Patient Solidarity Day and declare that healthcare is a human right. Leading patients’ groups from six continents will host a range of events to raise awareness among the public and will urge decision-makers to respect, protect and fulfil patients’ rights at … More Healthcare is a human right
On 18th November, delegates from 14 countries participated in the 18th ADI Asia Pacific Regional Conference which was hosted by the Alzheimer’s Disease Association (ADA) of the Philippines. Our arrival in Manila was made even more exciting as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit was happening at the same time. In spite of the complexity … More Asia Pacific Regional Conference of ADI
Over 4 million people are living with dementia in India and this figure is expected to double every twenty years. Here at Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI), we’ve been attempting to define what a Dementia Friendly Community (DFC) might look like here, using workshops to get people talking about ways we can … More Creating a Dementia Friendly India
We’re pleased to launch our brand new blog, a space for news, features, interviews and lots more. We’ll be featuring guest posts from people affected by dementia all over the world and from our network of Alzheimer associations – from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Across the world, there is a growing awareness about dementia, but stigma … More Welcome!