Health  Mexico Project #20011

Alzheimer Mexico Learn and Act

by Alzheimer Mexico IAP


Alzheimer's is a public health problem. There are older people who may suffer from dementia. The lack of information, infrastructure, services and supports lead the family to feel themselves alone with a huge burden. This project provides Day Center care to patients and their families, as well as training to family members and caregivers in order to enable them to provide a qualified care. The events Alzheimer Learn and Act provide access to information for the general public and families.

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Alzheimer's is a social and health challenge. The increase in life expectancy and aging population cause diseases associated with aging which create dependency and affect also family. 60,000 live with dementia in Mexico City without access to information, infrastructure, services and supports. The lack of knowledge about the disease is a global problem that hinders care and increases the load. We have to support the training of caregivers and families for the attention and care of the patients.


The project aims at providing infrastructure like Day Center to the patients and their families which will contribute to solve the problem of receiving comprehensive care, both of the sick person and the family. Our Day Center is one of only two specialized in Mexico City. Besides the events of Alzheimer Learn and Act contribute to provide the general public with information and support. Training the family members and caregivers will solve the problem of lacking knowledge dealing with dementia

Long-Term Impact

This project will offer integral treatment to dementia patients. With physical and cognitive therapies, the evolution of cognitive impairment in 46 patients with Alzheimer-like dementia will slow down and positively impact the quality of life of 230 families, preventing immobility syndrome in patients and collapse of the caregiver. The training will give them tools and instruments to family and caregivers for the proper management of the patient and to reduce its own load.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Alzheimer Mexico IAP

Location: Mexico City - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Regina Altena
Mexico City, Mexico DF Mexico

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