2nd Middle East and North Africa Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International

Alzheimer’s Disease – The Global Health Crisis of the 21st Century

Dubai was the host country for the 2nd Middle East and North Africa Regional Conference of ADI on 8-9 December 2013, with the Oberoi Hotel as the venue. ADI members shared news of their most recent work during the ADI business meeting, which highlighted the growing awareness and interest in dementia across the region. During the conference opening ceremony a representative from the Dubai health authority expressed their support and this was followed by speeches from three carers on their experiences in the first conference session.

Other conference sessions included an overview of dementia prevalence in the region as well as presentations from ADI Chairman Jacob Roy and ADI Policy Adviser Mike Splaine. Bupa’s Graham Stokes shared knowledge on non-pharmacological interventions for managing challenging behaviours and, with the support of Prof Stokes, an Arabic translation of the Bupa and ADI charter on the rights of people with dementia was launched at the conference.

ADI thanks Lilly, GE Healthcare, Bupa, TauRx Therapeutics, the Government of Dubai, Dubai Health Authority and Dubai Convention and Events Bureau for their support of the meeting.

Programme and presentations

Many of the presentations are available to download below, in PowerPoint format.

Plenary Session 1 – Societal Perspective of Dementia

Plenary Session 2 – Dementia – A Global Health Challenge

Plenary Session 3 – Latest Developments in Dementia Research

Plenary Session 4 – Dementia Care Management

Session 1 - Dementia Research

Session 2 - Dementia in the Middle East and North Africa

Session 3: Dementia Care

Programme documents