Alzheimer’s Disease International is the international federation of 85 Alzheimer associations-members around the world, in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) since 1996 and with the United Nations since 2012. Each member is an Alzheimer association in their country that supports people with dementia and their families. ADI works locally by empowering national Alzheimer associations to promote and offer care and support for people with dementia and their caregivers as well as to raise awareness globally on the disease. ADI's vision is an improved quality of life for people with dementia and their families throughout the world. Its main objectives are to raise awareness, to support and strengthen its member associations and to make dementia a global health priority. ADI’s member in Greece is the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders which presides over the Panhellenic Federation of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders.
The grant regards the 50% co-funding, with the John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation, for the provision of 10,000 copies of a “Help for Caregivers” Manual to caregivers of dementia patients residing throughout Greece. The manual has been developed by ADI in collaboration with the WHO. The Greek launch was realized in cooperation with the Panhellenic Federation of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders. Ensuring that people with dementia receive high quality care, provided by appropriately trained caregivers, is essential to meeting the challenge of dementia. Copies of the “Help for Caregivers” booklet will be distributed to individuals, groups, organizations or institutions anywhere in Greece free of charge via the network of the Panhellenic Federation of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders.
A full copy of the “Help for Caregivers” booklet in Greek is available for download on the ADI Website at www.alz.co.uk/perithalpontes