World Alzheimer’s Month 2019

Maire-Anne Doyle from our Dementia Carers Campaign Network (DCCN) with her father, Brian, who is a member of our Irish Dementia Working Group (IDWG).

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 Saturday, September 21st.

For World Alzheimer’s Month in September 2019, we will be joining Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and other leading dementia organisations around the world to raise awareness of dementia. The theme for World Alzheimer’s Month 2019 will be raising awareness and challenging stigma.

To mark the month, The ADI has released the world’s largest dementia study which consisted of 70,000 people across 155 countries.

The report reveals that investment is desperately needed in Ireland to fund service gaps and provide a minimum standard of community services with only 2.7% of health care professionals and 6.7% of the general public agreeing that there are adequate community services in Ireland. This is in stark contrast to other countries

● Download a copy of ‘World Alzheimer Report 2019: Attitudes to dementiaHERE

● Read Press Release response to World Alzheimer Report 2019 HERE

● World Alzheimer’s Month 2019 events list HERE

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