Patient Solidarity Day

Patient Solidarity Day

Patients Solidarity Day

Patients Solidarity Day

Saturday, 3 December, 2016

Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Association Ghana invites you to celebrate Patient Solidarity Day, Saturday 3rd December. Patients from across the world will come together on this day. This is a unique opportunity for patients, patients’ groups and others to stand together and proclaim that patient-centered universal health coverage is essential and that no-one can be left behind.

The theme this year is: ‘Leave no-one behind: sustainable patient-centered universal health coverage for all by 2030’

WORLD ALZHEIMER`S DAY 2015

4th World Alzheimer`s Day Conference in Ghana and the 3rd Anniversary Celebration of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Association of Ghana.
Alzheimer`s Ghana celebrated 4th World Alzheimer`s Day in Accra, Ghana and also used the same occasion to mark its 3rd Anniversary Celebration. Over 100 people were present including persons suffering from dementia and their families, Doctors, Nurses, researchers, clinicians, Government Officials, representatives from our partner NGOs e.g. WHO, Basic Needs Ghana, UNFPA and the Australian High Commission in Ghana, staff and volunteers of Alzheimer and Related Disorders of Ghana.
The theme of the Conference is “REMEMDER ME” which touched on encouraging people all around the world to learn to spot the signs of dementia, but also not to forget about loved ones who are living with dementia, or those who may have passed away.

World Alzheimer`s Day Conference 2015 in Ghana.

WORLD ALZHEIMER`S DAY 2015

4th World Alzheimer`s Day Conference in Ghana and the 3rd Anniversary Celebration of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Association of Ghana.
Alzheimer`s Ghana celebrated 4th World Alzheimer`s Day in Accra, Ghana and also used the same occasion to mark its 3rd Anniversary Celebration. Over 100 people were present including persons suffering from dementia and their families, Doctors, Nurses, researchers, clinicians, Government Officials, representatives from our partner NGOs e.g. WHO, Basic Needs Ghana, UNFPA and the Australian High Commission in Ghana, staff and volunteers of Alzheimer and Related Disorders of Ghana.
The theme of the Conference is “REMEMDER ME” which touched on encouraging people all around the world to learn to spot the signs of dementia, but also not to forget about loved ones who are living with dementia, or those who may have passed away.

September is World Alzheimer’s Month!

September is World Alzheimer’s Month!

September 2018 will mark the seventh global World Alzheimer’s Month™, an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge stigma.

The theme for World Alzheimer’s Month 2016 was Remember Me. We’re encouraging people all around the world to learn to spot the signs of dementia, but also not to forget about loved ones who are living with dementia, or those who may have passed away.

The impact of September’s campaign is growing, but the stigmatization and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global problem.

Alzheimer’s Ghana at IOM conference held in Accra -Ghana

The IOM Conference in Ghana
27th and 28th April 2015, our team participated in a Workshop organized by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), USA to strategize for provision of a Sustainable Mental Health Care in Ghana. The workshop was used to strengthen collaborations with both local and international partners in Mental Health delivery and also with the Government Agencies.
At IOM Workshop

We participated in group discussions with other stakeholders at the IOM workshop on 28th April 2015

Picture of our team during one of the group discussions on 27th April 2015.

Our team with some of the organizers at the end of the workshop 28th April 2015

Alzheimer’s Ghana embarked on awareness and sensitization programme

Awareness and Sensitization
As part of our awareness strategy, AlzGH team participated regularly on Radio and Television programmes to create awareness and sensitize the public on dementia, using live-broadcast and phone-in to reach out to the public. AlzGH team was hosted on Viasat1 TV and TV3 separately to educate and sensitize the entire public. Discussions were centered on the signs and symptoms of dementia and other related disorders, their diagnosis, the role of government and the civil society in combating and managing it in Ghana.
At Viasat1 TV

AlzGH team on Viasat1 TV on 6th February 2015 AlzGH team hosted on Viasat1 TV on 4th May 2015

A MESSAGE FROM ALZHEIMER`S DISEASE INTERNATIONAL

A message from all at Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI)
It is with great regret that we inform you that Jerome H. Stone, founder and Honorary
Vice-President of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), passed away on the 1
January 2015 at the age of 101.
As the President of the Alzheimer’s Association in the USA, Jerry Stone brought
together the associations who founded ADI in 1984 in Washington DC. Over the years
Jerry visited many of the ADI Conferences and when interviewed for ADI’s 25th
anniversary book in 2009, he said: “I am proud of all these people that I have worked
with and that ADI has grown far beyond my influence.” He gave his last formal
presentation for ADI at the Alzheimer University on Public Policy and Campaigning in
Chicago in 2010.
Jerry became involved with the Alzheimer’s movement when his wife, Evelyn, was
diagnosed with the disease in 1970. Jerry recognized the need for an organisation that
would provide support for people with dementia and their caregivers and advance
research toward treatment and ultimately, a cure.
Jacob Roy Kuriakose, Chairman of ADI said: “Jerry Stone inspired us all to make the
Alzheimer’s and dementia movement truly global, to be ambitious and think big and
reach out to the global institutions. We will miss him a lot.”
Marc Wortmann added: “Jerry was very active in his role as Honorary Vice-President
of ADI. I met with him a few times in Chicago in the last few years and was always
touched by his ongoing enthusiasm and knowledge of the organisation. I feel very
privileged that I was able to meet Jerry and to learn from him.”
In 2006, Jerry received the very first ADI Award at the 22nd ADI conference in Berlin.
Today we join together to send our deepest condolences to his family and to the many
people in the global dementia community who knew Jerry and considered him a both
a friend and an inspiration. We are eternally grateful for his huge contribution to the
global dementia movement and want to thank him for his personal involvement in the
establishment and development of ADI as an organisation.
5 January 2015

UPCOMING EVENTS (SEPTEMBER, 2014)

Tuesday,
2nd September, 2014
Launching of Awareness Campaign on Reducing the risk of Dementia in Ghana

Wednesday,
3rd September, 2014
Dementia: Awareness and Education – Obonu FM/Radio AND Joy FM.

Thursday,
4th September, 2014
Dementia: Awareness and Education – TV3

Tuesday,
9th September, 2014
Dementia Education and Training Workshop– Panthang Mental Hospital

Thursday,
11th September, 20
Play/Drama on Dementia Awareness – Ningo Prampram District Assembly

Sunday,
14th September, 2014
Play/Drama on Dementia Awareness and Education – Christ Apostolic Church Tema.

Tue-Thu,
16th – 18th
September, 2014
2 Days Dementia Screening /Diagnosis of patients and Training for Caregivers/Families – Gambaga Witch-camp

Friday,
19th September, 2014

Dementia Awareness Campaign– Central Mosque, Ashaiman

Monday,
22nd September,2014
Dementia Awareness and Education Programme – Narh-Bita Nursing College, Tema. (Media Presence)

Tuesday,
23rd September, 2014
Home Visits to Dementia Patients (Our Clients)

Thursday,
25th September, 2014
Memory Walk to Create Awareness/Fund raising

Tuesday,
30th September, 2014
Conference/Celebration of World Alzheimer’s Day – Christ the King Catholic Church Conference Hall.