SAN CLEMENTE – Alzheimer’s Care Armenia in partnership with Silverado, a national leader and innovator in the care of people living with dementia, is sponsoring a special conference in Armenia to help educate and communicate the challenges of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. On Friday, May 11th memory care professionals will gather at Yerevan State Medical University to discuss the current status and future of dementia care in Armenia. The Armenia Alzheimer’s Disease 2018 conference was conceived by Armenian leaders in dementia care to help build the knowledge and awareness necessary to meet this rising challenge. A range of experts will share their insight into how the unique challenges faced by those affected by dementia in Armenia can be overcome.
Joining at the conference are Professor Mikhayil Aghajanov, MD, Chairman of Biochemistry, Yerevan State University; Professor Hovhannes M. Manvelyan, MD, Ph.D. Chairman of Neurology Department at Yerevan State Medical University and Victor Mazmanian, Dementia Caregiving Expert and Silverado Senior Director of Faith Outreach as well as other treatment and care professionals. Conference partners include Homeland Development Initiative Foundation (HDIF-USA).
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are prevalent and on the rise in Armenia, but the lack of knowledge regarding diagnosis, care and treatment creates many challenges for those living with the disease and their loved ones. Armenia has a rapidly growing population of elderly people. By 2050, almost one-third
of Armenia’s population will be over the age of 60. The prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is on the rise. Little attention has been given to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in Armenia.
“In Armenia, dementia is still often treated as a mental illness,” comments Dr. Jane Mahakian, Ph.D., Founder of Alzheimer’s Care Armenia, one of the experts behind the conference. “This is just one of the many obstacles we’re working to overcome by making a concerted, organized effort toward education and communication,” she added. To register for the conference and more information: www.Silverado.com/Armenia or www.alzheimerscarearmenia.org
About Alzheimer’s Care Armenia
Alzheimer’s Care Armenia founded by Dr. Jane Mahakian in 2017 with the purpose of raising awareness and offering solutions for the care and treatment of people with Alzheimer’s disease. This is accomplished by providing education and training to family caregivers, health care professionals and medical students and by working directly with Armenia’s institutions for the aged. Alzheimer’s Care Armenia is located in San Clemente, California. It is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the State