On June 8th, 2017, the 4th ADI Non Latin Caribbean Conference on Alzheimers and other Dementias was hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association of Trinidad and Tobago (AzATT) in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Disease International, (ADI) The International Federation of Alzheimer’s Associations around the world. the Alzheimer’s Association of Trinidad and Tobago (AzATT) were commemorating their 17th anniversary
The 3-day conference took place June 8th to 10th at the Radisson Hotel, Trinidad. The theme of the conference was “Dementia in the Caribbean: No Time to Lose”
By 2050, it is believed that some one million people in the Caribbean Region will be affected by Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias; Yet, there is limited information, advice, research, policy, advocacy, and support available for those who are affected, and their careers.
Alzheimer’s Associations within the Caribbean, along with health and social care professionals, researchers and politicians came together to show greater concern for those afflicted and affected by dementia.
The opening ceremony was attended by His Excellency, Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona ORTT, SC, President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and the Honourable, Terrence Deyalsingh, Minister of Health.
The President reflected on the startling data that by the year 2050 approximately one million people in the Caribbean region will be affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other Dementias.
He stated that
a crisis awaits us
we together as a region must face this challenge as one Caribbean people