Alzheimer’s Care Armenia is One of Twelve Select Recipients of the Inaugural Global Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative Grant Program for Healthcare System Preparedness
[San Clemente, California] (May 26, 2022) – Alzheimer’s Care Armenia today announced the launch of the Brain Health Armenia Project, in Armenia. The grant comes from the Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative (DAC), the organization leading an unprecedented global response to Alzheimer’s disease.
The Brain Health Armenia Project is a multidisciplinary country-wide mobile memory screening and Alzheimer’s disease training program in Armenia. The project will collaborate with the Armenian EyeCare Project to provide cognitive screening throughout Armenia and is endorsed by the Republic of Armenia Ministry of Health. The Brain Health Armenia Project‘s multidisciplinary team includes primary care physicians, nurses, psychologists and social workers who will provide didactic and hands-on training to healthcare professionals and family caregivers to improve the care of the person with dementia in Armenia.
In addition to Dr. Mahakian leading the team, Dr. Samson Khachatryan, Chairman, Department of Neurology, National Institute of Health, Armenia and Dr. Gevorg Pashikyan, Geriatric Psychiatrist will serve as clinical consultant. This project will make a sustainable impact by training and educating healthcare professionals and increase visibility and awareness about Alzheimer’s disease.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to develop this groundbreaking and sustainable project that will improve the care of people with dementia with the intent of incorporating cognitive screenings as a standard of medical care throughout Armenia,” said Dr. Jane Mahakian, Gerontologist and Founder of Alzheimer’s Care Armenia. Alzheimer’s disease is on the rise in Armenia and Alzheimer’s Care Armenia is leading the way to make systemic changes that will improve the care of the person with dementia and support for their families.
Alzheimer’s Care Armenia will join a global network of 12 grant projects, all part of the DAC Healthcare System Preparedness project, which aims to advance how healthcare systems worldwide detect, diagnose, treat, and care for people with or at risk for Alzheimer’s.
“We are excited to see how Brain Health Armenia can be part of our efforts to create new pathways to early detection, and look forward to helping to link and scale their successes to our partners around the world,” said George Vradenburg, Founding Chairman of the Board, Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative.
Alzheimer’s Care Armenia will have an opportunity to extend its impact by sharing best practices through communities of practice events, and other fora, all designed to share learnings and successes and encourage transformative action with healthcare systems around the globe.
About Alzheimer’s Care Armenia
Alzheimer’s Care Armenia (ACA) was founded in 2017 by gerontologist Dr. Jane Mahakian with the purpose of raising awareness and developing sustainable programs and services for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families in Armenia. ACA is located in San Clemente, California. It is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization in the State of California and is an NGO in Armenia. Dr. Mahakian is a pioneer in bringing elder care programs and increasing awareness of Alzheimer’s disease in Armenia. She is author of “I hear you” a practical guide for people caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease that promotes purposeful living and preserves independence.