World Alzheimer’s Month
This month it’s World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign created by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) to raise awareness and challenge the stigma associated with dementia.
Each year, Alzheimer’s associations from around the world unite to organise events, including Memory Walks and fundraising days to raise awareness and funds.
World Alzheimer’s Day takes place on 21st September, and so it was decided that the whole of September should be used to ensure that national and local Alzheimer’s associations worldwide are able to promote awareness for a longer period of time.
Statistics show that sadly 2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries, and that the stigma of dementia remains a global problem.
This year has been particularly challenging- the global pandemic of Covid-19 has had a great impact on all of our lives – the opportunities to raise funds and awareness have not been readily available, and there is a real concern that people with dementia, who are also the group most at risk of Covid-19, will not be able to access routine support and services. That’s why it’s extremely important that we are all aware of dementia and the impact it has.
At Abicare we have a vast wealth of experience and knowledge in providing dementia care, offering both visiting care and live-in care, creating a tailor-made package. To find out more visit https://www.abicare.co.uk/types-of-care/dementia/
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