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The Mediterranean Alzheimer Alliance is officially launched in Paris

The Monegasque Association for research on Alzheimer’s disease (AMPA) chaired by Catherine Pastor will publish the first Alzheimer and the Mediterranean report and officially launch the Mediterranean Alzheimer Alliance for World Alzheimer’s Day during a press conference in the Monegasque Embassy in Paris.

This unprecedented initiative in the Mediterranean aims to make Alzheimer’s disease a public health priority in this region.

Upon the initiative of the Monegasque Association for research on Alzheimer’s disease, the Mediterranean Alzheimer Alliance currently has 17 member countries: Algeria, Cyprus, Croatia, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, Monaco, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey.

The Mediterranean Alzheimer Alliance, endowment fund domiciled in Paris, is the only network composed of Alzheimer associations, scientific experts and healthcare professionals from each country. Its main objectives are to support Mediterranean Alzheimer’s Alliance members in the development of their initiatives, defend interests, needs and specificities of Mediterranean people with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and their family carers, encourage and promote associative, scientific and academic collaborations in the Mediterranean region. This project is supported by the Union for the Mediterranean.

In 2015, the Mediterranean Alzheimer Alliance created a scientific committee, chaired by Professor Jacques Touchon (Montpellier, France). This committee brings together the principal Mediterranean area researchers in biomedical and clinical research and human and social sciences. Its objective is to promote and develop research in this region.


  • Algeria: ASMGA Alzheimer Club
  • Cyprus: Cyprus Alzheimer Association
  • Croatia: Alzheimer Croatia
  • Egypt: Egypt Alzheimer Society
  • France: France Alzheimer 13
  • Greece: Panhellenic Federation of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
  • Italy: Alzheimer Uniti Italia
  • Lebanon: Alzheimer Association Lebanon
  • Malta: Mata Dementia Society
  • Morocco: Sud Maroc Alzheimer
  • Monaco: AMPA
  • Portugal: Alzheimer Portugal
  • Slovenia: Alzheimer Slovenia
  • Spain: Fundació ACE
  • Tunisia: Alzheimer Tunisie
  • Turkey: Turkish Alzheimer Association

Non-associative members:

  • Pr Myriem Abada Bendid (Algiers)
  • Pr Sandrine Andrieu (Toulouse)
  • Dr Nawal Adali (Marrakech)
  • Pr Joël Ankri (Paris)
  • Pr Luisa Bartorelli (Rome)
  • Dr Mercè Boada Rovira (Barcelona)
  • Pr Mathieu Ceccaldi (Marseille)
  • Dr Anne Marie Duguet (Toulouse)
  • Espace Ethique Méditerranéen (Marseille)
  • Fondation Médéric Alzheimer (Paris)
  • Pr Riadh Gouider (Tunis)
  • Dr Stephane Guétin (Montpellier)
  • Pr Olivier Guérin (Nice)
  • Pr Najib Kissani (Marrakech)
  • Karine Lefeuvre, Ecole des hautes Etudes en Santé Publique, Rennes
  • Dr Sandrine Louchart de la Chapelle (Monaco)
  • Philippe Migliasso (Monaco)
  • Pr Ninoslav Mimica (Zagreb)
  • Dr Nabil Naja (Beirut)
  • Pr Alain Pesce (Monaco)
  • Pr Charles Scerri (Valletta)
  • Pr Hala Sweed, Egyptian Society of Geriatrics and Gerontology (Cairo)
  • Pr Jacques Touchon (Montpellier)
  • Pr Magda Tsolaki (Thessaloniki)
  • Pr Bruno Vellas (Toulouse)

International Organisations (observers):

  • Alzheimer Europe
  • Alzheimer’s Disease International


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