ADI calls for urgent response to dementia

21 September 2017 – Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. It is an opportunity to join the global call by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) to prioritise the response to dementia in every country. It is also an important time to recognise and respect those living with dementia, and to learn the 10 warning signs to help raise awareness for earlier diagnosis.

During the day, we’ll be sharing news from the campaign, including new materials by the World Health Organization in partnership with ADI and the upcoming launch of our new report on dementia in sub-Saharan Africa. You can also read a number of articles by ADI’s CEO, Paola Barbarino, and partners, by following us on social media.

Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia but most people living with the disease have yet to receive a diagnosis, support or recognition in their community.

Alzheimer associations around the world continue to hold events to raise awareness with the message that dementia is not a normal part of ageing, using the theme of ‘Remember me’ to educate, inspire and champion change.

Support the campaign by joining the global voice on dementia. 

Did you know?

  • Someone in the world develops dementia every three seconds. In 2017, there will be an expected 10 million new cases of dementia
  • Dementia is not a normal part of ageing. Recognising the warning signs of dementia can encourage earlier diagnosis, better quality of life and support for those affected
  • Everybody can act now to challenge the stigma and misinformation surrounding dementia. Support World Alzheimer’s Month and contact the association in your country to get involved.


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