September is World Alzheimer’s Month and every September 21st since 2012 marks World Alzheimer’s Day. It is an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.
Globally dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face. It affects nearly 50 million people across the globe. It is recognised that the best way to help understand and tackle dementia is to work together and share each other’s best practices.
This year the Alzheimer’s Society would like to highlight the importance of talking about dementia with each other. The society aims to raise awareness of how dementia impacts the daily lives of people affected by the condition and challenge the stigma that surrounds it. They believe that by simply taking the time to talk about dementia can be of great benefit to people who are affected.
As well as talking about dementia and the impact it may have on you personally or with family or friends, there are other ways you can help. You could become a Dementia Friend. Being a Dementia Friend simply means ‘learning more about dementia, putting yourself in the shoes of someone living with the condition, and turning your understanding into action. From visiting someone you know with dementia to being more patient in a shop queue, every action counts.’ – Dementia Friends.
If you would like to become a Dementia Friend, head over to their website to learn more: https://www.dementiafriends.org.uk
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