Previous campaigns

World Alzheimer’s Day and World Alzheimer’s Month are coordinated by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI). ADI is the umbrella organisation of Alzheimer associations around the world. We aim to help establish and strengthen Alzheimer associations throughout the world, and to raise global awareness about Alzheimer's disease and all other causes of dementia.

Timeline      

2016      

Remember Me- focus: promoting awareness and challenging the stigma of dementia by remembering those that have dementia, and advocating for national plans to tackle the disease.

                                                                                        2015

Remember Me- focus: promoting awareness and challenging the stigma of dementia by remembering those that have dementia, or who may have passed away.

2014

Dementia: Can we reduce the risk? - focus: ways that people can reduce their risk of developing dementia.

 

                                                                                       2013

Dementia: a journey of caring - focus: highlighting the commitment of carers through the course of the condition and the changing needs of people with dementia as it progresses.

 

WAM poster 20122012

Dementia: living together - focus: reducing the stigma associated with dementia.

Introduction of September as World Alzheimer’s Month.

 

WAD poster 20112011

Faces of dementia – focus: recognition of the signs and symptoms of dementia and paying tribute to those who represent the faces of dementia.

WAD poster 20102010

Dementia. It’s time for action! – focus: applying pressure to governments to evaluate current policies and consider ways to improve services for people with dementia and their families.

Pilot of World Alzheimer’s Month in 12 countries.

WAD poster 20092009

Diagnosing Dementia: See it Sooner – focus: the importance of a diagnosis and encouraging medical professionals to diagnose as a first step to help.

WAD poster 20082008

No time to losefocus: the realities of caring for a person with dementia.

 

WAD poster 20072007

No time to lose: people with dementia speak out! – focus: the realities of life from the person with dementia’s perspective

WAD poster 20062006

100 Years of Alzheimer’s disease. No time to lose! – focus: calling for more attention and better care for people with dementia and their communities.

WAD poster 20052005

We can make a difference – focus: the positive role that all individuals can play in improving the quality of life of people with dementia.

2004

No time to lose – focus: calling on governments to invest more in care and treatment.

WAD poster 20032003

In Perfect Partnership – focus: the importance of people with dementia and their carers developing a good relationship with their doctor and taking an active role in their health care.

 

2002

Old age or disease? Recognising dementia – focus: recognition of the symptoms of dementia and disproving the common myths that surround it.

WAD poster 20012001

Diagnosing dementia: the first step to help – focus: the importance of a diagnosis, the steps to making a diagnosis and who needs to know the diagnosis.

WAD poster 20002000

 Quality of life – focus: what quality of life means for people with dementia and carers.

WAD poster 19991999

Who cares? – focus: greater support for carers

1998

Research gives hope

1997

A race against time – focus: raising awareness of the growing numbers of people with dementia and its global impact.

1996

International focus on rights and opinions of people with dementia and their carers.

1995

Calling attention to the personal, social and economic burden of dementia.

1994

Launch of World Alzheimer’s Day on 21 September alongside the World Health Organization.