The “Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Relative Disorders” and the “Panhellenic Federation of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders” are two paramount institutions in Greece, diligently working to provide comprehensive support, education, and resources for individuals afflicted with Alzheimer’s and related conditions, as well as their families.
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Greek Association of Alzheimer Disease and Relative Disorders
The Greek Association of Alzheimer Disease and Relative Disorders is a non-speculative company that was founded in 1995, by relatives of patients suffering from the Alzheimer Disease as well as by doctors of all specialties and mainly by Neurologists and Psychiatrists and also by other experts (such as psychologists, civil servants, physiotherapists, etc) that deal with the problems caused by this illness and by other senilities.
The aims of the Association of Alzheimer Disease and Relative Disorders are:
1. Promote comprehension, support along with the action of all the people having any relation or interest concerning this illness in the frames of Greek state
2. Establish contact with other similar associations of other countries
3. Help in the establishment of Day Care Centres and Old Peoples’ Home that they will alleviate the family form the care of patient. These centers provide medical and nursing care, as well as social and recreational activities for patients.
4. Organise subsidiaries of Association in entire Greece, so as the benefits that will come up from the activities of each department become property of all Greek people
5. Encourage the writing and educational activity that will be not only addressed to health professionals, but also to those that do not have any relation with this field of health
6. Help in the creation of a climate, in the society, that will lead to the less possible marginalisation of patients and their families, but also to the most timely search of care
7. Promote scientific research as well as the hasty import of new therapeutic methods in our country
8. Organise interventions in the field of institutions of State that modulates the economic policy and the policy in the sector of head
Overall, the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (Alzheimer Hellas) is a non-profit organization that provides information and support to patients and their families, promotes research in the field, and collaborates with other organizations and institutions to promote the rights and interests of patients and their families.
Panhellenic Federation of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
The Panhellenic Federation of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2007 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The federation consists of 39 linked Associations of Alzheimer’s disease all over Greece. Its main objective is the coordination and cooperation of member companies in the context of social contribution and awareness of the needs of patients with dementia and their caregivers.
The federation is a member of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and collaborates with other organizations such as the Panhellenic Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders.
The federation’s mission is to create structures, services, and conditions that improve the quality of life of patients and their carers. This includes the promotion of research, education, and training for all stakeholders, the provision of useful information and advice on dementia problems, and the prevention of the marginalization of people with dementia.
In essence, the federation is committed to enhancing the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders through a comprehensive approach that includes research, education, advocacy, and direct support.
The Panhellenic Federation of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders also organizes conferences, such as the 13th Panhellenic Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and 5th Mediterranean Conference on Neurodegenerative Diseases on February 9-12, 2023.
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