World Alzheimer’s Month Partner Pack for Organisations and Community Champions

Brigid Geoghegan
Brigid Geoghegan • 3 September 2021
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Event date 3 Sep 13:30 - 21 Sep 14:00
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World Alzheimer’s Month Partner Pack for Organisations and Community Champions

The Dementia: Understand Together campaign, led by the HSE in partnership with The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Age Friendly Ireland, Age and Opportunity, and the Dementia Services Information and Development Centre, is encouraging everyone to take simple actions to raise awareness for dementia and support people with dementia and their families in their communities.

 

World Alzheimer’s Month takes place from the 1st - 30th of September 2021

Every September, people come together from all around the world to raise awareness and to challenge the stigma that persists around dementia. September 2021 marks the 10th year of this vital global awareness raising campaign.

September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day.

The focus for this year’s World Alzheimer’s Month campaign is diagnosis, stimulated by recent developments, and potential breakthroughs, in both dementia treatment and diagnostics.

 

In conjunction with this, we are encouraging people to recognise the potential warning signs of dementia and to understand the importance of a timely dementia diagnosis, motivating concerned individuals to seek out information, advice and support - ultimately with the aim of challenging the stigma that surrounds its diagnosis.

 

It is only through a truly collective effort that we can raise much needed awareness and challenge the stigma and misinformation that still surrounds dementia, and we are calling on everyone to do something during September, however small or large, to support the ‘Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s’ campaign.

 We welcome your support in raising awareness for World

Alzheimer’s Month by posting or sharing key messages.

Link: https://www.understandtogether.ie/about-dementia/ Hashtags: #WorldAlzMonth #UnderstandTogether

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