World Alzheimer’s Month (2018)

The ASI Operations Manager Mary Bardin (left) and Day Centre Manager Dunmurry Springs Samantha Whelan (right) mark World Alzheimer's Month 2018 with members of our Kildare Branch.

World Alzheimer’s Month is an opportunity to build understanding about a health issue that will affect more and more people as the years pass, while encouraging crucial efforts to support those already affected by dementia around the world. World Alzheimer’s Day is held on Friday, September 21st.

During World Alzheimer’s Month in September 2018, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland (ASI) joined Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and other leading dementia organisations around the world to raise awareness of the fact that every three seconds someone develops dementia.

The international campaign, which carried the hashtag #Every3Seconds, highlighted that dementia is the global health and social challenge of our time with more than 50 million people currently living with dementia worldwide and the figure is predicted to increase by 10 million in 2018.

In addition to supporting this campaign, the ASI also raised awareness and challenged the stigma that often surrounds dementia during World Alzheimer’s Month with the launch of a new publication, fundraising and information events, media appearances, public talks and advocacy and information sessions.

Members of the All-Party Oireachtas Group on Dementia mark World Alzheimer's Month 2018 outside Dail Eireann with The ASI's Communications Manager Cormac Cahill (far right).

Vice-Chair of our Irish Dementia Working Group Kathy Ryan and The ASI Ambassador Deric Ó h'Artagáin take a well-earned break during The ASI's Camino Adventure in September 2018.

Our brave adventurers celebrate walking The ASI's Camino Adventure in September 2018.

The ASI's Fundraising Manager Nikki Keegan, CEO Pat McLoughlin and Head of Fundraising Mairead Dillon celebrate the launch of 'A Taste to Remember' on World Alzheimer's Day 2018.

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