Who are we

The idea of setting up an Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation of Malaysia was first mooted in 1996 by a member of the Rotary Club of Shah Alam (RCSA), Selangor, whose mother is an Alzheimer’s patient.

The Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation was registered in August 1997 and obtained tax-exemption status in September, 1999.

As founder of the Foundation, RCSA has pledged to raise RM500,000 for Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia (ADFM). The various fund raising projects organised for this purpose included an Operafest Charity Performance (“Flower Drum Song”) in 1998, as well as two Treasure Hunts in 1998 and 1999. The Lee Foundation has also donated RM200,000 to ADFM, much of this amount being specified for the setting up of the country’s first Alzheimer’s Daycare Centre.

The continued commitment towards ADFM by a small club with less than 40 members has been highly commended by Rotary International. In recognition of RCSA’s singular effort in this endeavour, RCSA was awarded Rotary International’s Significant Achievement Award in 1998.

Also in 1998, ADFM became a provisional member of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), the umbrella organisation of national Alzheimer’s associations around the world. ADFM’s new logo reflects this relationship.

The Foundation’s Secretariat was set up in February 2000, with one full-time paid staff (Administrator Ms. Karen Yong) and the newly created position of Executive Secretary of the ADFM Executive Committee held by volunteer Ms. Chew Kheng Leng.

With this, ADFM launched the new millennium with new resolve and an ambitious agenda to further the Alzheimer’s cause in Malaysia.

Our mission
Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia is a non-profit organisation set up to promote awareness of Alzheimer’s Disease in Malaysia, and to help dementia patients and their families living in Malaysia.

This mission will be implemented through:

  • media exposure and public education forums such as talks, workshops and exhibitions;
  • practical and emotional support through Alzheimer’s Support Groups and helpline and counseling services;
  • guidance and training to relatives, professionals and volunteers involved in the care and treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia;
  • the dissemination of information and sharing of emotions and other experiences through newsletters, fact sheets, publications and other resource materials;
  • caregiving services and facilities like daycare centres, respite centres, nursing homes, sitting services etc.
    reference lists of medical specialist services and facilities throughout the country; and
  • fundraising activities to raise funds for ADFM’s planned projects and programs of activities.

Our services

The ADFM runs two Dementia care centres to cater to the needs of the AD patients and their carers – one Daycare Centre in PJ and one Homecare Centre at Telok Panglima Garang.  Due to the increasing demand for places for Dementia care centres we have decided to establish a new Dementia care centre in Section 1 PJ Old Town, Selangor.

Upcoming events

We are planning a Royal Charity Concert – “Konsert Amal DiRaja – Forget Me Not” under the royal patronage of his HRH The Sultan of Selangor to try to raise the necessary funds for the project.  The land has been donated by a well wisher and the building is estimated to cost RM1.8 million with about another RM500,000 for equipments, testing tools, therapy devices, beddings, etc.

Learn More

Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia

[email protected]Email
+603-7958 3008Phone Number
+603-7956 2008 Phone Number
+603-7960 8482Fax Number
Established since 1997Year of Establishment
B/PJH WT 001/2020Registration Number
ADFM PJ Day Care Center No. 6, Lorong 11/8E, Section 11, 46200 Petaling JayaAddress
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