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Alzheimer's disease international

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Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) was founded in 1984 to help to fight Alzheimer's disease, which was first diagnosed in 1906. ADI is the umbrella organisation of more than 100 Alzheimer's associations around the world. Each member supports people with dementia and their families in their country. ADI's vision is an improved quality of life for people with dementia and their families throughout the world.[1][2]

The organization runs the Alzheimer University,[3] a series of practical workshops aimed at helping the staff and volunteers of Alzheimer associations build and strengthen their organisations. ADI holds an annual international conference[4] which is the longest-running international conference on dementia.

ADI works globally to focus attention on the dementia epidemic and campaign for policy change from governments and the World Health Organization.[5]

ADI estimates 135 million people worldwide will be living with dementia by 2050.[6]

The president of ADI is Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, daughter of the actress Rita Hayworth, diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1981.

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