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Thanking the members of Rotaract of Quatre Bornes for their collaboration

First picture - Mrs Desveaux, is thanking the members of Rotaract of Quatre Bornes for their collaboration to make the party successful.

Second picture - Bûche De Noel - Members of Rotaract Club , Alzheimer Association and patients.

Third picture - The President of Alzheimer Association addressing the patients, staffs and thanking the Oasis group for their collaboration.

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Memory Walk

The Association Alzheimer of Mauritius organised a Memory Walk from the Alzheimer Centre on Saturday 24th September, to sensitise the public on Alzheimer's Disease
Eminent personalities were present:
(1) the Vice President of the Republic, HE Mr Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory, GOSK
(2) the Mayor of the town of Quatre-Bornes; Mr. Atmaram Sonoo
(3) the Minister of Health and Quality of Life; Mr Anil Gayan
(4) the Chairperson of the Mauritius Council of Social Services( grouping of NGO's); Mr. Geerish Bucktowonsing
(5) Members of the Rotaract Club of Quatre Bornes
(6) Patients, parents and members of the association.
It was a joyous and entertaining event, where balloons ,posters and refreshments were distributed.
After the walk, key messages were delivered by the main guests gathered in the courtyard of the Municipality of Quatre-Bornes

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World Alzheimer’s Month 2016 Campaign Report

Dr Ameenah Sorefan, Consultant in charge(Psychiatry) and President of Alzheimer Association Mauritius delivered a public talk on Alzheimer’s disease to the Senior Citizens council of Highlands, followed by participation in a 45 minutes TV prgramme, “Priorité Santé” on Dementia and Alzheimer Disease.
Activities for people with dementia were organized throughout the month, in partnership with Rotaract Club of Quatre – Bornes and Lions Clubs around the country.
An Open Day at the Day Care Centre of Alzheimer’s Association marked World Alzheimer’s Day on 21st September and was attended by volunteer health professionals, public as well as the media from local press and TV.
A “Memory Walk” was organised on 24th September 2016 which started at the Day Care Centre of the Alzheimer’s Association in Belle Rose and ended at the Municipality of Quatre Bornes where the Mayor Mr Sonoo, the Vice President of the Republic of Mauritius HE Mr Vyapoory, Minister of Health and Quality of Life, Mr Gayan and others made speeches to close the walk.

Resource and Day Care Centre

Our new project is to have our own Resource and Day Care Centre where we will be able to accommodate 30 patients daily regarding the increase in the demand the actual space is not sufficient.

The Resource and Day Care will have all the amenities such as:
a. A Training unit
b. Administrative offices
c. Consultation rooms
d. Conference room (50-60 persons)
e. Activities rooms
f. Garden and Fitness area
g. Guest room for visiting experts
h. Parking area

Dementia: Global Perspective, Local Solutions

ADI and the Hungarian Alzheimer's Society (HAS) hosted the 31st International Conference of Alzheimer’s Disease International in Budapest, Hungary. The conference was attended by nearly 900 delegates including many people with dementia, along with professional and family carers, researchers, clinicians, and staff and volunteers of Alzheimer associations. Delegates came from 70 countries across the world, including representatives from Alzheimer Europe, the World Dementia Council and Dementia Alliance International.
The conference theme was Dementia: Global Perspective – Local Solutions, reflecting the varied programme covering care, medical research and lived experience on both a global and national level, demonstrating the importance of working together.
Mr Gilbert Ponton, the Secretary of the Executive Committee attended the Conference

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Women and Dementia

The purpose of this report is to understand the main issues affecting women in relation to dementia from an international perspective. The report examines the effect of gender on three specific groups: women living with dementia; women caring for people with dementia in a professional caring role; women undertaking an informal caregiving role for someone with dementia.
The report also focuses on cross-cutting issues, including factors affecting women in low and middle income countries (LMICs); family structures and kinship; and the effects of migration.

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Open days

Visit of Hon Fazila Daureeawoo, Minister of Ministry of Social Security at the Centre on the 21st September 2015.

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World Alzheimer Report 2015 : The Global Impact of Dementia

Dear members and friends,
Tomorrow (25 August) we will launch the World Alzheimer Report 2015 : The Global Impact of Dementia.
Shortly after 00:01 (UK time), our brand new microsite (website) will launch, featuring infographics , key figures from the report, downloads and a ‘Call to Action’ section, stating how different sections of society can take action to help support people living with dementia. You can access the microsite here. This is where you will find all the un-embargoed materials once the embargo has lifted at 00.01.
At 13:00 on 25 August (UK time) our global launch of the report will be broadcasted live our web TV show. This will be a roundtable discussion with Marc Wortmann, Prof Martin Prince and Prof Graham Stokes. You can watch this live here and it will be available to watch on demand on the microsite after 24 hours.
We expect this report will attract a lot of attention, both in the news and on social media. ADI will be Tweeting and posting on Facebook throughout the day. Be sure to follow our official Twitter and Facebook accounts for all the updates. The official hashtag is #WorldAlzReport.
We also have the latest 2015 individual country data available on prevalence, incidence and cost. We will only make the specific country data available to the relevant associations.
On Tuesday we aim to send the Spanish media release and Summary Sheet to our Spanish members. If you require any support with your media outreach, please let us know.
I wish you much success with your own media activities.
Best wishes from the ADI team.

You can access the microsite here
You can watch this live here
Twitter
Facebook
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New report: Women and Dementia

Dear friends,
We’re pleased to inform you of a brand new Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) report, Women and Dementia: A global research review, which will launch this Friday.
The purpose of this report is to understand the main issues affecting women in relation to dementia from an international perspective. The report examines the effect of gender on three specific groups: women living with dementia; women caring for people with dementia in a professional caring role; women undertaking an informal caregiving role for someone with dementia. The report also focuses on cross-cutting issues, including factors affecting women in low and middle income countries (LMICs); family structures and kinship; and the effects of migration.
Please find an embargoed copy of the report and a press release, which are not to be circulated until Friday 5 June at 00:01 (UK time). We kindly ask that you respect this embargo with media and any other external parties. From Friday morning, you will find an online copy of the report here: www.alz.co.uk/women-and-dementia
We would like to thank everyone involved in developing the report. We hope this will help your advocacy work in your countries, and if you have any questions or would like any assistance with media and press activity please do let us know. ADI will bring the report to the attention of the appropriate persons within the United Nations and World Health Organization.
Best wishes,
Marc

Women and Dementia Report (Embargoed)
Women and Dementia Report - Media Release

Visit Ms.Rosa KORNFELD-MATTE

We received the visit of Ms.Rosa KORNFELD-MATTE, the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons on the 4th May 2015.
She did a survey at the centre with parents regarding the management and care of people suffering from Alzheimer Disease.
There was a positive response from the parents indicating the support and advice they obtain here.

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AGM 2015

Dear Members you are kindly invited to be present on the 28th March 2015 at 1 pm for the Annual General Assembly at Convent of Belle Rose Mauritius.
Please note you can forward the proxy by email.

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Memory Walk

The Association Alzheimer of Mauritius organised a Memory Walk from the Alzheimer Centre on Saturday 20th September, to sensitise the public on Alzheimer's Disease

Eminent personalities present were H.E the Vice President of the Republic, Mrs Monique Bellepeau;
the Mayor of the town of Quatre-Bornes;
the Chairperson of the Mauritius Council of Social Services( grouping of NGO's);
Patients, parents and members of the association.
It was a joyous and entertaining event, where balloons ,posters and refreshments were distributed.

After the walk, key messages were delivered by the main guests gathered in the courtyard of the Municipality of Quatre-Bornes

The event was shown on prime time news on the 21st sunday evening.

1st picure below : The Lions Club of Moka donated a cheque to Alzheimer Association on the occasion of the Alzheimer Month.

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Informatio​n about World Alzheimer'​s Report

World Alzheimer Report 2015 - The Global Impact of Dementia: An analysis of prevalence, incidence, cost and trends
World Alzheimer Report 2014 - Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors
World Alzheimer Report 2013 - Journey of Caring: An analysis of long-term care for dementia
World Alzheimer Report 2012: Overcoming the stigma of dementia
World Alzheimer Report 2011: The benefits of early diagnosis and intervention
World Alzheimer Report 2010: The global economic impact of dementia
World Alzheimer Report 2009

World Alzheimer’s Month 2014 - Dementia: Can we reduce the risk?

September is World Alzheimer's Month!

September 2014 marks the third global World Alzheimer’s Month™, an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge stigma.
Alzheimer associations around the world will focus their campaigns on advocacy and awareness with information provision, Memory Walks, media appearances and free memory screenings taking place across the globe.
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December outdoor activity

The President and the members of the Alzheimer Association wish to inform you that we are doing an outdoor activity, with the collaboration of the Lions Club of Moka, at either the Shoprite shopping centre or the Ebene Mall during the month of December.

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Dr James Hilary Dennis

The consultant Dr James Hilary Dennis from World Health Organisation is here to prepare a situational analysis report on Dementia in Mauritius.
He will be in Mauritius until 18th October 2013. He visited the Alzheimer Centre yesterday for a working meeting with staffs, carers and parents.
Please send us your suggestions for him to include in his report.

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Launch of World Alzheimer Report 2013

This month we launched the World Alzheimer Report 2013, which focusses on the journey of caring, with a detailed analysis of long-term care for dementia worldwide. Successful launch events took place in Washington D.C. on 19 September, in London on 20 September and in Beijing on 26 September. Marc also presented the report at a World Alzheimer's Month event hosted by Federazione Alzheimer Italia in Milan. With this fifth report of its kind, the World Alzheimer Reports have gained a reputation as the authority on dementia worldwide. Read More

International Alzheimer's Day

Public Conference Program (Mauritius)
13:30 Welcome address by President of Association Alzheimer - Dr Ameenah Sorefan
13:35 Speech by – Her Worship the Mayor of Quatre Bornes - Mrs. Meetoo Dayantee Rooma
13:45 Speech by – H.E. Mrs. Monique Agnes Ohsan Bellepeau, Vice President of the Republic
14:00 Introduction of Speakers
14:10 Talks by Dr G.Moutou(Psycho Geriatrician) ‘’Diagnostic précoce de la Maladie d’Alzheimer’’
14:40 Talks by Dr P.Catteau(Gerontologist) ‘’La prise en charge, jour après jour, de la Personne souffrant de la Maladie d’Alzheimer’’
15:10 Questions and Answers
15:40 Refreshments

Scientific committee members

A Scientific Committee has been set up with the following members: Dr Ameenah Sorefan, Dr Gerard Moutou, Dr Vincenty Oxenham, Dr Pascale Dinan, Dr Dominique Lam, Dr Claude Ricaud, Dr Meera Manraj, Dr Anil Jhugroo, Dr Armelle Staub, Dr Bhavna Ramnauth

We are pleased to welcome Mr Didier Guillemin

Mr. Didier Guillemin has a Bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France. He is now at the Association Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre, as the animator, where he prepares and monitors the daily activities.
I chose to study Psychology to understand human behavior and use this knowledge to help others in the best possible way. During my curriculum I had the privilege to work as a volunteer for the Red Cross Nice. Moreover, I also did a placement at the Saint Barthelemy School in Nice, where I worked with 10 year old children on the mechanism of acquiring language.