International Day of Families 2021

International Day of Families (IDF) 2021 Theme: Families and New Technologies

On May 15 each year, DAI joins the world in observing the UN International Day of Families (IDF).

This year it focuses on the impacts of new technologies on the well-being of families. Megatrends including new technologies, urbanization, migration, climate change and changing demographics are dramatically reshaping our world.

These megatrends impact families around the world, including the families of people living with dementia.

It is up to all of us to ensure digital technologies support the transition towards sustainable development and enable the well-being of all people.

Technology is critically important to the work that DAI does.

As an early adopter of Zoom, DAI has been providing free online support groups and educational webinars for seven years. For people with dementia – and their families – as well as education through zoom for professionals, researchers, ehlth care professionals and the whole community – these events really matter.

Digital technologies like video conferencing and social media make it possible for people with dementia and their families to stay connected in an ever-changing world.

At Dementia Alliance International, we believe in a world where all people are valued and included.

If you do too, please consider becoming a regular supporter.

Your donation helps provide free online support groups for people living with dementia, and free community educational opportunities for families, friends, care partners, and the wider dementia community. Every dollar makes a difference in the life of someone living with a diagnosis of dementia!

And if you work with people with dementia, or know someone with dementia, please refer them to join DAI for free services and support, especially the ‘life-saving’ peer to peer support groups.

THANK YOU