Regional issues highlighted in forthcoming meetings

17 October 2011 - The current state of dementia care, treatment and support in the Spanish-speaking world and Asia-Pacific region, will be under discussion at two forthcoming meetings taking place in October and November.

The fifth Congreso Iberoamericano sobre enfermedad de Alzheimer will take place this week, bringing together representatives from national Alzheimer associations across the Spanish-speaking world. The conference, which will be hosted by la Sección Cubana de Enfermedad de Alzheimer and the Federación Internacional de Alzheimer Ibero América (AIB), will join together health professionals, scientists and carers from across Latin America, Spain and a number of other Spanish-speaking countries. The conference theme is 'Prevención de las demencias y mejores cuidados' (Prevention of dementia and better care) and sessions will focus on such issues as early diagnosis and patterns of care.

To find out more about the conference visit www.alzheimercuba.com [no longer available].

From 8 to 11 November, delegates from across the Asia Pacific region will gather in Bangkok, Thailand, for the 14th Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting of ADI. The conference, which will run alongside the Bangkok Dementia Conference 2011, will feature speakers from across the region and be attended by delegates from a range of countries including Australia, China and India. The conference theme is 'Dementia: It's time for action', with a programme containing topics such as diagnosis and early detection, community care and non-pharmacological management.