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Ms DY Suharya

Ms DY Suharya

Regional Director Asia Pacific
Alzheimer’s Disease International

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About this Speaker

DY Suharya is the Regional Director of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) Asia Pacific Region and Founder of Alzheimer’s Indonesia, an NGO that aims to improve quality life of people with dementia and family caregivers and works toward greater Dementia Alzheimer awareness, care and risk reduction in Indonesia. DY holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Curtin University Perth, Australia, a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Ohio State University, USA and a Diploma in English Literature from the University of Indonesia. DY has more than 20 years of experience in public health, public private partnerships and communication, in the past, DY has worked as a Health Communication Consultant with the World Bank, WHO and UNICEF. Since 2016, DY has taken the lead in supporting 20 ADI members in the Asia Pacific in capacity building through Dementia Care Skills Training of Trainers program supported by Dementia Australia, ADA Singapore and Alzheimer’s Indonesia involving 15 countries in the region resulting to approximately 25 lead trainers empowered and 5000 family caregivers and health care workers trained. DY’s mother was diagnosed with Dementia in 2009 and has been her source of inspiration in improving quality life of people with dementia, caregivers and inter-generations through the establishment of Alzheimer’s Indonesia since 2013. Her mother passed away in April 2017 but her legacy continues.

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