September is World Alzheimer’s Month and tomorrow the 21 September each year is World Alzheimer’s Day. There are a number of events taking place across Europe, see https://www.worldalzmonth.org/events-in-europe Strangely the UK events aren’t on this list.
So on the 21st of September Alzheimer Disease International will release its annual report for 2020. This year the report called Design, Dignity, Dementia: dementia-related design and the built environment will look at design progress to date, best practice, pioneers and innovators across multiple environments including in home/domestic settings, day and residential care, hospitals and public buildings and spaces. The report as always will take a global perspective of dementia related design that takes a cross cultural approach, reflects regional and economic differences and low- middle- and high- income countries, and will consider urban versus rural settings. It will highlight the role of innovation, entrepreneurship and the importance of aesthetics. To find the report visit this page tomorrow: https://www.alz.co.uk/
So what else is going on across the UK. BBC Radio Scotland is running a series of radio programmes looking at Dementia beginning with the Afternoon Show tomorrow and watch out for #MemoryRadio with Bryan Burnett.
The Alzheimer Society World Alzheimer Month Page is at https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved/world-alzheimers-month
You might also want to follow #WAM2020 and post out your likes, tweets and retweets across themonth
Dementia Alliance International a collaborative established in January 2014 of like-minded individuals diagnosed with dementia provide a unified voice of strength, advocacy, and support in the fight for individual autonomy for people with dementia; are also posting daily to their Blog across the month; see https://www.dementiaallianceinternational.org/blog/
Play your part this month and #LetsTalkAboutDementia