Middle-East Association on Aging and Alzheimer's
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Middle eastern countries have certain cultural, social and economic characteristics in common with similar aspiration. The percentage of elderly in th Middle East is expected to increase with improvement of the health care delivery in the area. The region , like other developing countries, needs to define the policies and programs that will reduce the burden of aging populations on the society and its economy. There is a need to ensure the availability of health and social services for older persons and promote their continuing participation in a socially and economically productive life.

In attempt to answer some of the deficit in the region, the MEAAA was established in order to support various activities in the field of aging and Alzheimer's disease

The purposes of The MEAA shall be to advance the scientific and scholarly study of aging and to promote human welfare by the encouragement of gerontology and geriatrics in all its areas. Therefore, the Society's objectives shall be:

  • to promote the scientific study of aging in both the biomedical and behavioral/social sciences; by direct members and member organizations, and to promote cooperation among these organizations
  • to support the Middle-East journal of Age & Aging
  • to promote research and knowledge about Alzheimer's disease and to raise public awareness about the disease
  • to stimulate communications among scholarly disciplines, and among professionals including researchers, teachers, administrators, and others;
  • to expand education in aging; and to develop the qualifications of gerontologists by setting high standards of professional ethics, conduct, education, and achievement. To promote training of highly qualified personnel in the fields of aging.
  • to foster application of research to the field of practice; and to advance the utilization of research in the development of public policy; and to disseminate research findings by means of its publications;
  • to promote the interests of the gerontological organizations and individual members in all questions pertaining to foreign or international matters.
  • to promote and assist in the arrangements for holding the Middle-Eastern Congress of Gerontology at intervals determined by the Council.

The association has been registered in Switzerland and the secretariat office is at Abyad Medical Center -Tripoli , Lebanon.
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The legal Headquarters of the Association is established Australia and the secretarial office will be at at Tripoli-Lebanon at the Abyad Medical Center.