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Young Carer’s Awareness Day

On Young Carers Awareness Day, ADI Communications and Policy Manager, Annie Bliss, highlights some global examples of youth engagement in issues around dementia. Youth participation is critical for dementia communities globally, as young people play a huge role in volunteerism, advocacy and raising awareness.

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Recent policy development around dementia in India

Meera Pattabiraman, Chair of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI), writes about ARDSI’s successful engagements with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in India, a country where over 5 million people live with dementia.

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Māori, Mana and Mate Wareware: Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust and its experience in supporting Kaumātua with Dementia

Featured in the World Alzheimer Report 2019: Attitudes to dementia, Rangimahora Reddy and Pare Meha of the Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust, as well as Dr Etuini Ma’u of the Waikato District Health Board and Professor John Oetzel of the University of Waikato, delve into the complexities surrounding diagnosing mate wareware (dementia) in Māori communities and how tailored cultural programmes can aid in supporting the individual and their whānau (family).

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Stigma and response to dementia in Guatemala’s Indigenous population

Featured in the World Alzheimer Report 2019: Attitudes to dementia, María Cecilia López Murga, Executive of Asociación Group Ermita Alzheimer de Guatemala, writes about the sometimes difficulty in addressing dementia within Guatemala’s Indigenous communities and how Asociacion Group Ermita tries to address these challenges.

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The circle of life; Indigenous knowledge about dementia in Canada

Featured in the World Alzheimer Report 2019: Attitudes to dementia, Kristen Jacklin, Professor of Medical Anthropology at the University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth and Karen Pitawanakwat, Registered Nurse and Community Researcher for Naandwechige-Gamig Wikwemikong Health Centre and member of the WikWemikong Unceded Reserve, write about the necessity in understanding the experiences of dementia within Indigenous communities in order to meet dementia care needs in a culturally sensitive way.

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Spominčica – Alzheimer Slovenija – Dementia Friendly Spots

In 2016 Spominčica – Alzheimer Slovenija started developing the Dementia Friendly Spots (DFS) programme. It is a national education and awareness-raising programme connecting a wide spectrum of organisations in a network of sites providing information about dementia locally. The network of DFS include: police and fire stations, shops, libraries,…

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