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IAHSA/ADI Alzheimer’s International Study Tour: Registration Open

by Published On: Jul 26, 2012
According to Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) more than 35 million people worldwide will have dementia in 2101. That is a 10% increase over previous global dementia prevalence and ADI predicts that it will nearly double every 20 years.
 
The IAHSA/ADI Study Tour October 15-20 2012 will explore the research and treatment protocols for early stage dementia as well as provide a shared learning experience through site visits with communities providing care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias. The invited tour leaders are Dr. Debra Cherry, PhD, Deputy CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association Southland chapters and Peter Braun, CEO of the American Diabetes Association Los Angeles office and former director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Los Angeles and ADI volunteer trainer.

Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias can be devastating not only for people who have dementia, but also their families and carers. Furthermore, Alzheimer’s carries a high economic burden, with annual costs per person of US $32, 865 in industrialized countries. Alzheimer’s Disease International estimates that approximately 35 million people around the world have been stricken with this disease and that by 2050 some 115 million + people may be affected.

Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most significant challenges that society’s will have to solve as they embrace global ageing. In the years to come, AD is expected to pose physical and emotional challenges for more and more families and other caregivers, in addition to those with the disease. The growing number of people with AD and the costs associated with the disease also will put a heavy economic burden on society. 

This study tour will explore research and treatment protocols for early stage dementia, as well as provide site visits to Keiro Senior Care, Casa de la Vista, UCSD Shirley Marcos Alzheimer Disease Research Center, Casa de Las Campanas, and the George G. Glenner Day Care Center.

The invited tour leaders are Dr. Debra Cherry, PhD, Deputy CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association Southland chapters and Peter Braun, CEO of the American Diabetes Association Los Angeles office and former director of the Alzheimer’s Association, Los Angeles and ADI volunteer trainer. 

To participate in the Alzheimer's research and treatment tour, register by August 3.
 



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