World Alzheimer’s Month 2017 resources

Get involved

World Alzheimer’s Month is a campaign led by GADAA member Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI). This year’s World Alzheimer’s Month is an opportunity for organisations and individuals around the world to raise awareness, highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia and demonstrate how we can overcome them to help people live well with dementia.

If you do one thing this September, please tweet, and encourage others to, using the World Alzheimer’s Month hashtag #WAM2017 and the World Alzheimer’s Day hashtag #WorldAlzheimersDay.

You could also:

Promote World Alzheimer’s Day/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 Day/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 in their family or friends networks and to signpost support available to help people living with the disease.

Join up with national Alzheimer’s associations worldwide.

ADI has a global network of 85 national Alzheimer’s associations. Find out what’s happening in the countries where your teams work, and collaborate on national activity to celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month with them.

Arrange a Dementia Friends session.

The Global Dementia Friends Ambassadors Carey Mulligan and Yuchiro Muira will celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month by promoting the Dementia Friends social action programme and encouraging similar initiatives worldwide. There are now 26 countries that are developing or delivering Dementia Friends programmes. Find out more about becoming a Dementia Friend and request a free session for your staff or board.

We can support with template tweets, suggested wording for internal or external comms, graphics and stats. Check out our World Alzheimer’s Month toolkit