Today is World Alzheimer’s Day #WAM2015 Day 21

September is World Alzheimer’s Month™, an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge stigma. It’s a time for action, a global movement united by its call for change, but also a time to reflect on the impact of dementia, a disease that will affect more and more people as the years pass.

Today is World Alzheimer’s Day.

 Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 8.09.05 amAlzheimer’s Disease International (ADI ) calls for WHO Member States to adopt a resolution on dementia.

On World Alzheimer’s Day, Alzheimer’s Disease International is calling on the World Health Organization (WHO) Member States to adopt a resolution on dementia. They are also calling for dementia to be included in international development aid programmes to support low and middle income nations, countries which will account for 68% of the total global prevalence by the middle of the century.

Read ADI’s statement in full.

During September, thousands of events are taking place around the world, organised by ADI member associations.

Dementia Alliance International (DAI) has not had more than one event, but we have been publishing a daily blog, to support understanding and awareness of dementia, for members and our supporters.

World Alzheimer’s Month provides an opportunity for Alzheimer associations around the world to gain recognition and credibility for the work they do, placing themselves in a stronger position to influence opinion leaders and governments.

ADI continues to stand alongside Alzheimer associations around the world to fight to improve the lives of people living with the disease, both now and in the future.

As DAI develops our collaboration with ADI, we hope to support an increase in the support and services for people with dementia, and for the voice of those of us with the lived experience of dementia to be heard all around the world.

Take a look at the official World Alzheimer’s Month website for more information and access to digital resources.

Watch ADI’s CE, Marc Wortmann’s video about this years campaign;