The Association Alzheimer of Mauritius was officially registered in May 2005 as a result of the efforts of a group of persons belonging to civil society, acting on their own or within organized NGOs, who were all concerned with the care of elderly persons in a country with an growing ageing population.
Since 2009, the association is a member of ADI (Alzheimer Disease International) – the International Federation of 78 Alzheimer Associations around the world.
Its objectives are:
Worldwide there are about 35 million persons with Alzheimer Disease (2009 ADI report) and in Mauritius it was estimated in 2007 that around 6,000 persons had Alzheimer ’s disease.
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