World W.R.A.D. 2017

Fellow dementia advocate and DAI member, also co founder of the Purple Angel initiative, Norm McNamara from Torquay in the UK is once again rocking the world with his World Rocks Against Dementia (W.R.A.D.) initiative. This year, there are 74 events in 12 Countries around the world. It is not too late to host your own event to raise awareness of dementia, and it could be as simple as spending time with a friend or neighbour with dementia, listening to music together, or hosting a major event as is being done by many around the world.

W.R.A.D. is a worldwide event raising the awareness of dementia, which was celebrated in 16 countries in 2016 and supported by Alzheimer’s Disease International and Dementia Alliance International. It is through the efforts of many individuals, small groups , and large or small organisations globally that we can and will change the world view of dementia.  Well done Norms for keeping this great initiative going.

Norm has received letters from the UK Prime Minister Mrs Theresa may and former Prime Minster Mr  David Cameron in support of his work, and DAI congratulates him and his team for all they do for all people with dementia, and our families.