Wednesday, January 8, 2014: 11:30 AM
Royal Pavilion Ballroom I-III (The Regent Hotel)

Jacob Roy Kuriakose, Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI)
Dr. Jacob Roy Kuriakose, an Indian national, graduated from Mysore University in 1976 with a diploma in Child Health from National University of Ireland in 1983 and a Fellow of Royal Academy of Medicine, Ireland.  He has been a Senior Consultant at the Malankara Medical Mission Hospital, Kunnamkulam, Kerala since 1985.  He also worked as a medical officer in the Maldives and Nigeria.  In 1986, he founded the Tropical Health Foundation of India, a voluntary organization working in the realm of rehabilitation of the disabled.  He is also the founder of Alzheimer’s & Related Disorders Society of India, a national voluntary organization dedicated to dementia care, support and research; established in 1992.  He joined Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), the world federation of 79 national Alzheimer’s associations, in 1993 and served ADI as member of the executive, elected board and vice chairman. In 2012 he was elected as chairman for 3 years, the first Asian to get this honor.  He is a global dementia advocate, pioneer in developing services for people with dementia and an invited speaker to a number of national and international dementia conferences.