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Alzheimer Association Mauritius

The Alzheimer Association of Mauritius was authoritatively established in May 2005 as a result of the efforts of a group of individuals from various areas of public society, acting on their personal or within organized NGOs, who were all worried with the care of elderly persons in a country with ageing residents.

Our Alzheimer Association takes its ancestries as far back as 1980 when Mrs. Denise Vaulbert de Chantilly, formerly President of our National Senior Citizens Council established contact & join forces with the French-based Federation International des Associations de Personnes Agées (FIAPA). These involved meetings around the world & much of the local enterprises were due to the efforts of the Gerontology Commission of the Lyons Club of Port Louis, Mauritius, which was also managed by Mrs. Vaulbert de Chantilly.

This association culminated by the organisation of an International Meeting of the FIAPA in Mauritius, in 1999.

With the partnership of the Lyons Club & a group of limited volunteers, efforts for encouraging the well-being and care of the ageing led to the formation of an independent group affiliated to the FIAPA (Groupement FIAPA) in 2005.

The local Groupement FIAPA initially focused on efforts to encourage the management of elderly families with special importance on quality control & improvement of care.

Following further funding from the FIAPA, mainly with the regular visit of Dr. Pierre Cateaux, Gerontologist from Réunion, the local Groupement FIAPA gave greater than before attention to Alzheimer’s disease. This ultimately led to the foundation of the local Alzheimer Association which was established in May 2005.

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There are numerous Alzheimer’s association worldwide, together national & international. However, AAM stands out to be one of the most renowned societies in worldwide.  Some of these societies are occupied on specific topics such as Genetics, Cholinergic hypothesis, Amyloid hypothesis etc. Some of the Alzheimer Societies in different parts of the world are as follows:

American Alzheimer’s Societies: USA is considered to be the centre of research. There are several societies working on different field, out of which almost 78 USA Alzheimer’s Societies & associations are present.  These societies & association are located in Atlanta, Illinois, Dallas, San Francisco and Florida.

European Alzheimer’s Societies : More than 35 Alzheimer’s Societies in Europe are contributing towards Alzheimer’s research goings-on through their yearly congress, journal & newsletters. Majority of these European Alzheimer’s Societies & Associations are situated in Belgium, Ireland, UK and Italy.

Asia-Pacific Alzheimer’s Societies :  There are almost 32 Asian Alzheimer’s Societies working on human & animal. These associations are located mostly in Japan, Singapore, India and China. These societies were established in different time phases by eminent researchers & scientists working in this field.

Middle East Alzheimer’s Societies : In Middle East almost 29 Alzheimer’s Associations are present. These societies are organizing annual & biannual Alzheimer’s Annual Conferences in Dubai & Abu Dhabi. Alzheimer’s Societies in Middle East are involved with biochemistry and tau hypothesis as well.

Alzheimer’s Societies Conferences : There are almost 93 Alzheimer’s Meetings & conferences which are scheduled by these societies for the year 2016 & 2017 in different parts of the world. These International Alzheimer’s Conferences & Alzheimer’s Annual Meetings are intended to bring together all the recent researches, new innovations and findings in a global platform.