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Stigma and response to dementia in Guatemala’s Indigenous population

In this case study excerpt for the World Alzheimer Report 2019, María Cecilia López Murga, Executive of Asociación Group Ermita Alzheimer de Guatemala, writes about how the association's mission to address the challenges around dementia within Guatemala’s Indigenous communities.

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The circle of life: Indigenous knowledge about dementia in Canada

In this case study excerpt for the World Alzheimer Report 2019, Kristen Jacklin and Karen Pitawanakwat write about understanding the experiences of dementia within Indigenous communities in order to meet dementia care needs in a culturally sensitive way.

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Spominčica – Alzheimer Slovenija – Dementia Friendly Spots

In 2016 Spominčica – Alzheimer Slovenija started developing the Dementia Friendly Spots (DFS) programme. It is a national education and awareness-raising programme connecting a wide spectrum of organisations in a network of sites providing information about dementia locally. The network of DFS include: police and fire stations, shops, libraries,…

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Thinking more deeply about dementia friendly initiatives

This piece questioning how we see and understand dementia friendly communities, their role and how they may evolve was contributed to the World Alzheimer Report 2019 by Glenn Rees, Chair of ADI, and Dr Linda Barclay, a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Monash University who specialises in disability and justice.

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Paola Barbarino and AAJ at the G20 Health Ministers Meeting

Dementia given high priority at G20 Health Ministers Meeting

Ahead of the G20 Health Ministers Meeting in Okayama, ADI’s Chief Executive Paola Barbarino and Noriyo Washizu of Alzheimer's Association Japan (AAJ) continue to work on progress made earlier in the year at the Osaka Summit.

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