This blog is a joint collaboration between the IMU Cares program under International Medical University (IMU) and Alzheimer’s disease Foundation of Malaysia (ADFM). International Medical University (IMU) strives to be an engaged university as well as a learning organization. As a learning organization, IMU and its community of staff, students and alumni will strive to share a common focus towards making meaningful contributions to the community in producing skilled, knowledgeable, caring and ethical health professionals who will serve the community at large. In the process, we will emphasize on life-long and team learning. To achieve these objectives, an important mechanism that IMU has established is through the activities under the ‘IMU Cares’ program.
ADFM-IMU dementia knowledge center is one of the community service activities under ‘IMU Cares’ in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation of Malaysia (ADFM). ADFM is a non-profit organization formed in 1997 with the objective of helping people with dementia and their caregivers in the country. ADFM supports a wide network of support groups throughout Malaysia to empower them to promote and offer care and support for people with dementia and their carers. ADFM’s vision is an improved quality of life for people with dementia and their families in the country. Besides that, ADFM plays the role of promoting greater awareness of dementia, besides advocating for the dementia community in Malaysia.