Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) is the umbrella organization of National Alzheimer's Associations throughout the world, whose main purpose is to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their care givers and particularly to raise awareness about the disease. ARDSI is the first Afro-Asian National Alzheimer's Organization to receive full membership in ADI.
ARDSI, the pioneer organization in the field of Alzheimer's and dementia in India was established in the year 1992. Today ARDSI has grown to an active national organization dedicated to the care, support and research of dementia in the country. ARDSI Pune Chapter started functioning this year under the aegis of Chaitanya Mental Health Care Centre and International Longevity Centre India, two established organizations working in the field of Mental Health as well as Dementia.
Chaitanya (www.chaitanyarehab.com)was started in Pune in the year 1999 as a charitable Trust registered under the Bombay Public Trusts Act 1950 to offer comprehensive treatment and community based psychosocial rehabilitation for those suffering from various mental disorders. As a result of committed efforts and significant contributions, today Chaitanya has emerged as one of the leading psychosocial rehabilitation centers in India having three branches in Maharashtra and one each in Goa and Kerala providing residential care for more than 400 patients.
The International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I) is a not-for-profit company founded by Dr. S. D. Gokhale, the social scientist of international repute, working for population ageing in the fields of Research, Training, Policy, Advocacy and Documentation since 2003.
ILC-I is a member of the Global Alliance of Longevity Centres which has twelve members besides India