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Dementia leaders from around the world coming to Taipei for landmark conference on Alzheimer’s disease

18, 19, 20 April 2013 – Taipei

Save the Date and Register now for the 28th Annual Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) at the Taipei International Convention Centre (TICC).

Co-hosted with Taiwan Alzheimer’s Disease Association (TADA), this prestigious conference unites a dynamic community of international researchers from all over the world, dementia care professionals, medical experts, healthcare practitioners, family caregivers and Alzheimer organisations to address significant issues facing the over 36 million people living with Alzheimer's disease and related dementias today.

Six reasons to attend the conference:

  • To learn more about the Global Health Agenda and how Alzheimer’s disease and dementia fit in with other big disease areas like cancer or diabetes and what the view is of the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • To find out if we can prevent or delay the onset of dementia or reduce our risk in getting it
  • To gain a better understanding of the role of nutrition and oral care as part of dementia care
  • To know more about the Asian approach in care for people with dementia and the role of Traditional Medicine
  • To ask ‘Are we able to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease by 2025?’ Two top researchers will debate if this is likely to happen
  • And the sixth reason to come is to attend the first international Memory Walk to raise awareness on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, Saturday 20 April at 07:30 am at Taipei City Hall. More than 1,000 delegates from all over the world are already registered and we have invited President Ma Ying-Jeou to attend.

“Alzheimer's Disease International believes that the key to winning the fight against dementia lies in a unique combination of Global Solutions and local knowledge. As such, it works locally, by empowering Alzheimer associations to promote and offer care and support for people with dementia and their family carers, while working globally to focus attention on dementia,” says Marc Wortmann, ADI’s Executive Director.

For more information about the conference please visit www.adi2013.org

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About Alzheimer's Disease International

Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) is the international federation of over 75 Alzheimer associations. It was founded in 1984 as a network for Alzheimer associations around the world to share and exchange information, resources and skills. ADI is based in London and is registered as a non-profit organization in the USA. ADI has been in official relations with the World Health Organization since 1996. 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. Visit www.alz.co.uk.

About Taiwan Alzheimer’s Disease Association

Taiwan Alzheimer’s Disease Association (TADA) was established on 15 September 2002 and became a full member of ADI in 2005. The visions of TADA are a better life for people with dementia and caregivers and to create a world without dementia. By working hard hand-in-hand with people with dementia, their family carers, professionals, organisations, media and government representatives TADA has raised the profile of dementia in Taiwan and helps provide a good quality of life for those affected by the disease.

Complimentary registration

Registration is complimentary for credentialed members of the media. To qualify, you need an assignment letter from the organisation for which you will be covering the conference (signed and on letterhead), along with professional identification for yourself as a journalist. For registration contact Kirstin Blakey at adi2013@mci-group.com.

Contacts

For English: Esther Siewert efsiewert@gmail.com
For Chinese: Hsin-Ping Hung hsinpinghung@gmail.com