Brazil - Dementia Friendly Communities

Recognising the importance of educating the younger generations about dementia to change national mind sets for the future, Associação Brasileira de Alzheimer (APAZ) in Brazil introduced a handbook, To know for living with: information about Alzheimer’s Disease for children and teenages, in 2006. Five thousand handbooks were printed, with a further 30,000 produced in 2012. The handbook has been distributed on a daily basis from APAZ’s headquarters and, in September 2012, APAZ representatives travelled by subway to more remote locations and offered a handbook to every passenger.