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World Alzheimer’s Month gets underway

World Alzheimer's Month, the international campaign led by Alzheimer's Disease International, is again taking place this September.

A key part of World Alzheimer’s Month, which has been running since 2012, is World Alzheimer’s Day, which once again takes place on 21 September. The day sees Alzheimer’s and dementia associations from around the world hosting events such as fundraisers, memory walks, and local awareness campaigns.

The theme of this year's World Alzheimer's Awareness Month is 'never too early never too late.'

Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, said: "Supporting people who are living with cognitive conditions is one of the biggest challenges that our health and social care system will face in the 21st century. World Alzheimer's Month presents a welcome opportunity for everyone in the adult social care sector, and beyond, to shed light on a disease that is often shrouded with stigma and fear. Alzheimer’s can be confusing and debilitating, but excellent care can support people to live dignified and interesting lives at every stage of their condition. Whilst we have made significant progress to improve the support and recognition for people living with Alzheimer’s, we need to maintain this momentum. Moving forwards, we must continue to take proactive steps towards supporting those living with this condition if we are to truly meet the needs of a 21st-century society.

"Care providers across the country work tirelessly to ensure those with Alzheimer's at any stage are empowered to live as independently as possible, through person-centred care and innovative practice. Care England members continue to showcase the pioneering work they are doing in their services to ensure their residents remain to living enriching and fulfilling lives, despite the effects of Alzheimer's. These efforts must be given the spotlight to challenge the stigma around the care available for people living with Alzheimer's disease.”

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Upcoming Events

LaingBuisson Social Care Summit

etc.venues, St. Paul's, London
Tuesday 11th June 2024

Care & Occupational Therapy Show 2024

Westpoint Arena, Exeter
Wednesday 17th July 2024

Care Show Birmingham

National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
9th October - 10th October 2024

Care Roadshow South

Epsom Downs Racecourse, Epsom
15th October 2024

Dementia Summit

The King’s Fund, No.11 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN
Thursday 31st October 2024

Care Roadshow Wales

Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff
12th November 2024

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