World Alzheimer’s Day 2020
Monday 21st September is World Alzheimer’s Day – An international campaign to raise awareness of the issues faced by people affected with dementia. It takes place every year on the 21st September and it is the focus of World Alzheimer’s Month during the month of September. The theme for this year’s World Alzheimer’s Month is ‘let’s talk about dementia’, and having a specific day in which to do so can help make a real difference.
World Alzheimer’s Day was created to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, with Alzheimer’s being the most common form of dementia.
It was launched in 1994 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) association and to empower other organisations with research and updated knowledge about Alzheimer’s and dementia. The ADI is the international federation of Alzheimer’s associations around the world, including working with the World Health Organisation.
The ADI also holds international conferences and the Alzheimer’s University, a series of workshops to help staff and volunteers, with the aim of educating people about the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia, and what people can do about it.
Covid-19 has made it extremely difficult to host any events to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s and dementia this year, but If a family member or friend that’s close to you is starting to display signs of dementia/Alzheimer’s, look up online about what you can do to help them and be a positive support for others who are struggling. As carers, we know that many of your clients suffer from dementia/Alzheimer’s and you all do a fantastic job making sure they are fully supported.
We are extremely proud of the dementia care specialists we have, both visiting care and live-in care, and the care they deliver on a daily basis to help improve the lives of our clients.
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