4th ADI Non-Latin Caribbean Conference on Alzheimer’s and other Dementias 

by HCC
Caribbean Conference on Alzheimer’s

L/R Natacha Jones, Master of Ceremonies, Dale Goldhawk, ADI Vice Chairman, Norma Innis, Chair of the Conference, His Excellency Anthony Carmona, President of Trinidad and Tobago, Ann Smith, President AzATT, Dr. Raymond Jessurun, ADI Regional Representative for International Organizations, Hon. Terrence Deyalsingh, Minister of Health Trinidad and Tobago

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

and that

we together as a region must face this challenge as one Caribbean people

Read the full Conference press release here, video of  the Conference opening ceremony can be viewed here and a photo gallery here.

Visit Alzheimer’s Association of Trinidad and Tobago website, Facebook and YouTube

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