World Alzheimer's Day 2008

No time to lose!

The theme for World Alzheimer's Day™ 2008 was 'No time to lose!'. In our materials and activities we focused on carers by emphasising and celebrating the contribution they make to society and giving them the recognition they deserve.

Every year Alzheimer associations across the globe unite to recognise World Alzheimer's Day in many ways and 2008 was no exception with workshops, open days, lectures, entertainment and exhibitions taking place internationally. On 21 September thousands of people worldwide took to the streets for Memory Walks with the shared purpose of remembering loved ones and raising awareness of Alzheimer's disease. Read our report of events in many countries.

We are grateful to the MetLife Foundation for supporting World Alzheimer's Day 2008. We believe the large numbers of people involved and the media coverage these events have gained will make a real difference for people with dementia, their families and carers worldwide.

ADI, supported by our member associations around the world, launched the Global Alzheimer's Disease Charter on World Alzheimer's Day.