September 2018 sees the start of the 7th. World Alzheimer’s Month, #WAM2018, an international campaign to raise dementia awareness and challenge stigma. During
this time, Alzheimer associations and other stakeholders around the world organise advocacy and information provision events, as well as Memory Walks, media appearances and fundraising days.
World Alzheimer’s Day (on 21st September every year), is usually the day an new World Alzheimers Report is published so look out for it. No indication so far of what this year topic might be. There is a Alzheimer’s Disease International Campaign page at https://www.worldalzmonth.org/ so if you want to do something to help have a look at the Toolkit and take up one of their ideas
OR join an Alzheimers Scotland memory walk. Information on Scotland’s Memory Walks can be found here!
If you are elswhere in the UK the memory walks are supported the Alzheimers Society. You can find your local walk by going to https://www.memorywalk.org.uk/find-a-walk/
Also this week a new resource from NHS Education for Scotland has been launched, Called “Older Adults Module: Promoting Positive Psychological Well-being” this new e-learning module for Scottish Health and Social Care staff working with older adults aims to develop their knowledge of promoting positive psychological well-being. It is aimed at all staff working with older adults across the NHS and social care and can be found at via NES via Turas Learn