World Alzheimer’s Month

World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, aiming to raise awareness of dementia globally.

Saturday, 1 September 2018

World Alzheimer’s Month is a campaign led Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), the umbrella organisation of Alzheimer associations around the world. Via the Global Alzheimer’s & Dementia Action Alliance (GADAA)  we will be making the most of this opportunity, and encourage you to share the campaign with your networks!

The impact of World Alzheimer’s Month is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global issue. Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. This September is our time for action, when civil society, governments and global partners unite to create and demand change.

If you do one thing, please tweet, and encourage others to, using the World Alzheimer’s Month hashtags #WorldAlzMonth #WorldAlzDay and #Every3Seconds.

Help is at hand! Use our World Alzheimer’s Month Toolkit (with a template web story, sample social media, stats and infographics) to get started.

You could also:

Promote World Alzheimer’s Month to your networks. Talk about dementia on social media, run a feature on your website, blog or newsletter, even get involved in media activity. Every three seconds someone in the world develops dementia. Tell your supporters and partners why urgent action is needed on dementia worldwide, and how it relates to your core aims.

Tell your teams about dementia & GADAA.  The ethos of GADAA is that the impact of dementia is cross-cutting and we all have a role to play to tackle it worldwide. Use World Alzheimer’s Month to communicate to your staff why your organisation is part of the GADAA network and how dementia impacts on your wider work. Also take the opportunity to support staff that may be impacted by dementia and to signpost to the support available to help people living with the condition.

Join GADAA. International civil society organisations also have a major role to play in global action on dementia and can join GADAA to work with other iNGOs on this urgent cause.

The time is now for governments and international civil society actors around the world to get behind this global challenge and unite for a world where no one is left behind because of their dementia.

Join GADAA and help keep dementia a priority all year round.