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What is Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI)?

An umbrella organization of national Alzheimer's Association throughout the world, whose main purpose is to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their care givers and particularly to raise awareness about the disease.

Aims of ADI

  • Support members in their activities and encourage the formation of new associations.
  • Disseminate information; for example, on activities of national associations, research findings, and effective training methods
  • Support an annual international conference focused on Carers and care organizations
  • Encourage research
  • Stimulate public and political awareness at national and international level

About ADI

  • Formed in 1984 on the initiative of the Alzheimer's Association (USA) and the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Now has members in 60 countries and is growing all the time
  • ADI currently encouraging the formation of new Alzheimer's Associations in Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia
  • Officially affiliated with the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Major initiatives of ADI include an annual international conference, regular news letter, internet site, publications and pbserving World Alzheimer's Day (September 21) (WAD)
  • ADI has been based in London, UK since 1995


  • National Alzheimer's Associations who offer support services to Carers
  • Full membership is given to one national association per country
  • Associate membership is given to organizations with similar interests, individuals, corporate

The Annual International Conference

  • Attended by families, other Carers, clinicians, interested professionals and scientists. Is held in different country each year.
  • ADI's successful 26th International Conference'The Changing Face of Dementia' was held on 26-29 March 2011 in Toronto, Canada.
  • ADI's next 27th ADI International Conference 'Science, Fact, Fiction' will be held on 7-10 March 2012 in London, UK

List of Past and Future International Conference Locations