WORLD ALZHEIMER’S MONTH – SEPTEMBER …

World Alzheimers Month

The second World Alzheimers Month will take place during September 2013 with awareness raising events taking place worldwide.

Every year Alzheimer organisations have observed World Alzheimer’s Day on 21 September and the day will continue to play an important and key role during the World Alzheimers Month events.

Named after neurologist Alois Alzheimer the disease causes progressive damage on the brain.   The theme for World Alzheimer’s Month 2013 is ‘Dementia: a journey of caring’.   Activities will focus on reducing the stigma which is associated with dementia and making communities more dementia-friendly. 

Activities during the month will include educational seminars, workshops and social events for people with dementia and their carers.

You can visit the official website for details of events taking place on a country by country basis, so they should give you lots of inspiration and ideas about how you can get involved this year.

As part of World Alzheimer’s Month Alzheimer’s Disease International will also launch a report detailing the effects dementia has on the global economy and the true impact dementia has on our societies and health care systems.   With such hard facts and a globally coordinated effort, governments and individuals will have to take notice.

So, go online and find an event, know the facts and take action.

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5 thoughts on “WORLD ALZHEIMER’S MONTH – SEPTEMBER …

  1. I am a big supporter of this public health awareness event. I lost a family member to Alzheimer’s, and I have seen first hand the effects this horrible illness has, not only on the patient themselves but those closest to them. I am pretty sure that Alzheimer’s Awareness Month is November here in the U.S., but I’d be more than happy to observe this for two months.

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    • I agree with you Stephen, I know far to many and really hope that the more that is raised about it the more will be done as I truly think that this is just going to get a much bigger problem in years to come.

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  2. Hi there, been checking out your blog and enjoying some of the posts regarding back pain. Glad to see exposure regarding the issue of alzheimer’s, I did a charity run this time last year for the same cause.

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