Speaker Biography

Mohamed Abdalhameed Alnor

University of Khartoum, Sudan

Title: Establishing the first specialized clinic for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease in Sudan

Mohamed Abdalhameed Alnor

Mohamed Abdalhameed is a psychiatrist, and molecular medicine physician, trained and working in Sudan. He is the head department of psychiatry at Sudan International University, and assisted professor (fellow) at the University of Khartoum. Mohamed is interested in molecular bases of psychiatric disorders, mainly Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, and Alzheimer’s disease. He established the first clinic for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in Sudan, with collaborative partners.


Sudan is one of the largest countries in African. It was estimated that around 3.27% of the total population - 37,345,935 (July 2017 est.) – are 65 years old or over. Neither the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in Sudan nor of the dementia are reported. However, it is well-known that 2.4 % of the Africa population is suffering from dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease is found to be the main cause (57.1% of the cases). There are no specialized geriatric medicine or old age psychiatric clinics in Sudan. Most of the cases of dementia are treated by the neurologists and the general adult psychiatrists, either in the public hospitals or the private clinics. In September 2018 we are going to establish the first specialized clinic for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in Sudan. The clinic is an outcome of a collaborative work between Antalya medical center, Maria charitable association for care and rehabilitation of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Tabouk Pharmaceutical Company-Sudan, and a volunteer psychiatrist, neurologist and physiotherapist, plus a supervision from a Sudanese old age psychiatrist and a geriatric's medicine physician, working in the United Kingdom. The outcome of these modest efforts is going to be displayed for discussion, gaining the best from the others experiences and establishing an international collaborative work.