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Advice and support for those affected by the Ukrainian crisis

This page has been set up in response to the crisis taking place in Ukraine. Here you can find an overview of resources and support for people who have been affected by the crisis, directly and indirectly. We will be adding to this page regularly.

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#WhatsYourPlan

To date, only 37 of 194 countries that signed up to implement the WHO Global action plan on dementia have created and funded national dementia plans. Our new campaign aims to galvanise and encourage more governments to develop national dementia plans following their 2017 commitment.

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Singing for the brain, community and world

In this blog from Peter Edwards, a Singing for the Brain™ Leader with Croydon Alzheimer’s Society (UK), Peter writes how one group of friends inspired a global singing project through their virtual singalongs during the first COVID-19 lockdown in 2020.

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Improving well-being through cats, community and music

Desirée Vlekken, Founder of ADI member 4get-me-not (United Arab Emirates), writes about how the organisation is incorporating music and 'cat therapy' to improve the lives of people living with dementia, as well as cats in the community.

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Forward with Dementia: Improving post-diagnostic support

In this blog from Meredith Gresham of COGNISANCE, Meredith outlines how the Forward with Dementia campaign is helping to provide hope and support for people living with dementia and carers, as well as tools for more effective post-diagnostic support, in 5 countries.

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The built environment and national dementia plans

In this blog, the World Alzheimer Report 2020 authors discuss the creation of a new national dementia plan guide which aims to aid policymakers and interested people looking to include dementia-related design in their own national dementia plans.

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