Every September, people come together from all around the world to raise awareness and to challenge the stigma that persists around dementia. September 2021 marks the 10th year of this vital global awareness raising campaign.
21 September also marks World Alzheimer’s Day. For ADI, World Alzheimer’s Day typically coincides with the launch of our World Alzheimer Report. In 2021, our report will focus on diagnosis.
This year’s campaign will shine a light on the warning signs of dementia, encouraging people to seek out information, advice and support, as well as contacting the Alzheimer’s or dementia association in their country.
It is only through a truly global effort that we can raise much needed awareness and challenge the stigma and misinformation that still surrounds dementia, and we are calling on everyone to do something during September, however small or large, through our campaign ‘Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s’.
How do I get involved?
There are many ways to get involved with World Alzheimer’s Month, whether it be sharing messages on social media or attending events and activities put on by your local Alzheimer’s association. No action is too small.
We are calling on everyone, from individuals to large organisations, including every Alzheimer’s and dementia association globally, to support World Alzheimer’s Month by getting involved and sharing our messages on social media, alongside the campaign hashtags of #KnowDementia and #KnowAlzheimers.
It is only through a truly global effort that we can raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia – so no matter how small or large your contribution, plan now to do something this World Alzheimer’s Month.
Not sure where to start? We have put together a campaign toolkit which contains ideas, messages and tips to help support World Alzheimer’s Month, as well as social media banners and posters. Campaign materials are offered in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
We couldn’t achieve all that we do during World Alzheimer’s Month without the kind and ongoing support of our sponsors.
World Alzheimer’s Month Champions
Biogen and Roche
World Alzheimer’s Month Partners
Janssen Neuroscience, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical and Novo Nordisk
World Alzheimer’s Month Sponsors
AbbVie, Acadia, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, GE Healthcare, GT Diagnostics, Home Instead, IQVIA and MSD
In order for us to continue the work we do, we ask that you consider helping us by taking a moment to donate what you can to support our work.