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25th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International March 10-13, 2010

12 February 2010

Save the date and register now for the 25th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI). The theme is "Dementia: Making A Difference." The location is the Grand Hotel Palace, 305-307 Monastiriou Str., Thessaloniki, Greece.

"We welcome you to create connections, share experiences, gather knowledge and make a difference to the lives of those affected by dementia," said Dr. Daisy Acosta, Chairman of ADI.

"We invite you to remember the people who can not remember today because of dementia, and join our efforts to reduce the number of people with dementia in the future all over the world," said Professor Magda Tsolaki, President, Greek Association of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders.

Plenary sessions at the conference will feature world leaders in Alzheimer's, and will focus on:

  • The latest developments in medical treatments, including new therapies that may be approved in the next five years.
  • Beneficial treatments without drugs.
  • Earlier detection and prevention of Alzheimer's.
  • Best practices in dementia care, including new approaches to home care. Plus, changes in the delivery of care - from a standard offer of services into care that works from individual needs.

In addition, the ADI conference will celebrate countries successfully bringing dementia to the attention of governments and public health agencies - such as the development of national Alzheimer/dementia plans in France, Norway and the U.K., and the European Alzheimer's Initiative developed by the European Commission. Attendees will discuss building on these efforts to make dementia a global health priority.

Other sessions will cover "Arts and dementia," "Supporting and educating family carers," and "Training professional carers." Several people with Alzheimer's/dementia will make presentations about their experiences. ADI will present two awards in psychosocial research and two photography awards.

For more information, please visit http://www.adi2010.org/