We are pleased to announce the Seventh International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders in the Middle East! Alzheimer's disease and related illnesses have received relatively little attention in the region of the Middle East, an area with a population of over 225 million people. The progressive aging of Middle Eastern populations supports the importance of dementia studies in the region.
In April 2001, a meeting endorsed by the World Federation of Neurology, Alzheimer's Disease International and the Pancyprian Association of Alzheimer's Disease was held in Cyprus to bring together workers concerned with the medical and social aspects of dementia in the Middle East and other parts of the world. Based upon the success of that first conference, six additional installments of this conference have been convened in the region.