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World Alzheimer’s Day 2018 – 21st September

Every year around the world, an event to raise awareness about Alzheimer related dementia takes place. World Alzheimer’s Day 2018 – 21st September helps to not only raise awareness but reduce the stigma surrounding the disease.

What is Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease. It can occur at any age although it is more common in middle and old age. Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia. Typically, Alzheimer’s accounts for up to 80% of dementia cases.  It can cause problems with memory, thinking and behaviour. While the disease starts to develop slowly, it can gradually get worse over time. It can become so severe that it affects daily tasks.

There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s.

How to get involved in World Alzheimer’s Day 2018 – 21st September

The purpose behind World Alzheimer’s Day 2018 – 21st September s to raise awareness. Two-thirds of people around the world believe there is little to no understanding of dementia in their country. You can help to raise awareness by;

Dementia Awareness training

Offering Dementia Awareness training can help your clients and their employees to understand more about what dementia and Alzheimer’s is. Furthermore, it can help people to spot the signals of dementia and the best ways to work with people who may be suffering from dementia. You can see the training course for yourself with a free trial here.

Hold a fundraiser

Your team can hold a fundraising event that not only helps to raise awareness of dementia on World Alzheimer’s Day 2018 – 21st September. This could be as wild as an outdoor challenge or a fun office bake sale. To help with your event, you can download a World Alzheimer’s Day 2018 – 21st September toolkit with posters here.

How VideoTile can help

If you’d like to provide your clients with Dementia Awareness training complete with your company branding, VideoTile can help. Tell us your requirements at sales@videotile.co.uk and receive your expertly branded training that is ready to share with your clients.

World Alzheimer’s Month 2018 – 1st to 30th September

In 2018, World Alzheimer’s Month 2018 – 1st to 30th September takes place. The awareness month is a campaign that takes place internationally to combat the stigma and raise awareness about dementia.

World Alzheimer’s Month 2018 – 1st to 30th September is undoubtedly needed. Alzheimer’s Disease International claim that two-thirds of people believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their country. 2018 brings the seventh World Alzheimer’s Month 2018 – 1st to 30th September. With World Alzheimer’s Day occurring on the 21st September and has done since 1994.

How can people get involved in World Alzheimer’s Month 2018 – 1st to 30th September?

The campaign for 2018 uses hard-hitting facts to show how prevalent Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are in the world. Furthermore, did you know that for every three seconds, one person in the world develops dementia?

In addition, the number of people living with dementia is expected to double every 20 years. By 2050, they expect there to be 152 million people living with dementia.

To make World Alzheimer’s Month 2018 – 1st to 30th September a focus for your team or organisation, there are plenty of free campaign materials available including;

  • Social media banners with eight to choose from
  • Eight different posters
  • Bulletins
  • Toolkits.

You can find your campaign materials here.

At VideoTile, we think World Alzheimer’s Month 2018 – 1st to 30th September is the perfect time to implement training. Our Dementia Awareness course helps to give students an overview of the most common types of dementia. Furthermore, the course explains the most common symptoms of dementia. This allows students to have awareness and recognise the signs early so they can ensure the person receives appropriate care.

This course is ideal for anyone who works in the health and social care industry. It can also help those who work or interact with people that may have dementia.

Also, our Dementia Awareness course also covers the main strategies you can use with clients who have dementia. Furthermore, it explains the best practice approach to dealing with challenging behaviour that may be caused by dementia.

To find out more about our Dementia Awareness course, book your free trial today.