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Today, people with dementia receive hugely varying levels of care according to the country they live in. In developing countries, trained doctors and effective patient-care strategies can be very rare.
Alzheimer associations play a crucial role in providing support for people with dementia and their families. They provide direct services, information and support. In many developing countries, they are the main or only source.
It is therefore essential that Alzheimer associations are equipped with the skills to provide high quality services and support and know how to effectively advocate for people with dementia and their caregivers.
The ADI Twinning Programme launched in 2005 and aims to harness global knowledge and disseminate it throughout the world. Our ultimate vision is to ensure that people with dementia and their caregivers receive the best quality care and support, regardless of where they live.
What is a Twinning Programme
Twinning is an approach that enables peer-to-peer exchange of knowledge and experience between two partners. Twinning partnerships typically focus on selected performance areas which the recipient twin aims to improve, and the mentor twin is able to provide the required knowledge for.
ADI provides financial assistance, supporting materials, guidance and coaching, monitoring the partnership through quarterly evaluations.
The benefits of Twinning
ADI believes the Twinning relationships will help improve global dementia care and quality of life for people with dementia and their caregivers across the globe. Both associations can gain new knowledge, skills and experiences to continue to build and strengthen their association.
- Twinning Programme Guide (PDF)