World Alzheimer’s Month

September is World Alzheimer’s Month!

September 2013 will marked the second global World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge stigma.

The theme for World Alzheimer’s Month 2013 is Dementia: a journey of caring. The month will include activities centred around raising awareness about dementia and practical advice for caring for people living with dementia. This will build on last year’s theme of “Overcoming the stigma of dementia“.

The World Alzheimer Report 2012: Overcoming the stigma of dementia, released on 21 September 2012, shares results from a worldwide survey conducted with people with dementia and carers on their personal experiences of stigma. The report provides information on stigma and dementia, highlights best practices in the field of dementia, and makes recommendations which could help reduce stigma.

Read the report

The Executive Summary highlights the key findings and recommendations. The full report includes quotes from carers and people with dementia, further analysis of the survey responses and a selection of essays from people with expertise and experience relevant to dementia and stigma.

Have a look at the short video from last year’s World Alzheimer’s Month 2012.

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