Alzheimer associations are non-profit organisations which work to support people affected by dementia. They also serve to bring together carers and family members, health and social care professionals, researchers, scientists and politicians through shared concern for people with dementia.
These associations are dedicated to providing support to people with dementia and their carers through:
- Practical and emotional help such as helplines and support groups
- Information and advice
- Advocacy to governments
- Training for carers and professionals
More established associations also provide services and undertake research.
There can only be one ADI member per country, which is the national Alzheimer association for people with dementia and their families registered as a not-for-profit organisation, who have gone through ADI’s 2-year Membership Development Programme and meet certain membership criteria.
ADI currently has 102 member associations around the world.
Individuals with a diagnosis of dementia can also join our partner Dementia Alliance International, an independent self-advocacy organisation of people with dementia.