Every September, people come together from all around the world to raise awareness and to challenge the stigma that persists around dementia. Launched in 2012, this September marks 8 years since the global campaign began.
21 September also marks World Alzheimer’s Day. For ADI, World Alzheimer’s Day typically coincides with the launch of our World Alzheimer Report. Last year, our 2019 report featured the findings of the world’s largest survey on attitudes towards dementia, as well as expert essays and case studies and in 2020, the World Alzheimer Report focused on dementia related design and the built environment.
The impact of World Alzheimer’s Month grows larger each year. However, there is still a lot of work to be done around the issues that affect people living with dementia, such as stigmatisation and misinformation, delays and difficulties with diagnosis and subsequent access to post diagnostic support. For ADI, raising awareness and ending stigma around dementia is a core part of our mission statement. We will not rest until it’s been met.
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 put on by your local Alzheimer’s association. No action is too small.
Campaign materials for World Alzheimer’s Month 2021 will be made available soon.