Media quick facts - ADI

About Alzheimer's Disease International

What is Alzheimer's Disease International?

Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) is the international federation of Alzheimer associations around the world, in official relations with the World Health Organization. ADI’s vision is prevention, care and inclusion today, and cure tomorrow. ADI 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 care partners, while working globally to focus attention on dementia and campaign for policy change from governments.

Vision and aims

ADI's vision is prevention, care and inclusion today, and cure tomorrow. Our mission is to strengthen and support Alzheimer associations, to raise awareness about dementia worldwide, to make dementia a global health priority, to empower people with dementia and their care partners, and to increase investment in dementia research.

How many members does ADI have and where are they based?

We currently have 102 members and generally allow one member per country. Each member is a not-for-profit organisation focused on supporting people with dementia and their carers.

History of ADI and registered status details

  • ADI was founded in 1984 from an initiative of the Alzheimer's Association (USA) and the Alzheimer associations in the UK, Canada and Australia, and with encouragement from the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • ADI has been in official relations with WHO since 1996.
  • ADI is registered in the USA as a non-profit organisation as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • ADI is incorporated in the state of Illinois. ADI's Employer Identification Number is 36-3366783.

Where is ADI based?

Although registered in the USA, ADI's main office is located in London, UK. We also have an Asia Pacific regional office located in Singapore and an Americas regional office in El Salvador.