Wellness Wednesday – World Alzheimer’s Day with Nurse Lauren
Hi there, Nurse Lauren here! September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise dementia awareness and challenge stigma. Each year, Alzheimer associations from around the world unite to organize advocacy and information provision events, as well as Memory Walks and fundraising days. Today, September 21st, is World Alzheimer’s Day, and to celebrate, my monthly Wellness Wednesday post will share information about the disease, the latest in research and what the future holds.
Alzheimer’s Disease International: World Alzheimer’s Month
World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer’s Month was launched in 2012. World Alzheimer’s Day is on 21 September each year. ADI (@AlzDisInt) is the global voice on dementia. They raise awareness by supporting Alzheimer associations and individuals worldwide.
As #WorldAlzMonth begins, join us as we come together from all corners of the globe to raise awareness & challenge the stigma that persists around Alzheimer’s disease & dementia.
— ADI (@AlzDisInt) September 1, 2022
Cure In Mind. Cure In Sight
Bright Focus Foundation (@_BrightFocus) funds exceptional scientific research worldwide to defeat Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma and provides expert information on these heartbreaking diseases. Over 50 million people live with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias in the world today. If breakthroughs are not discovered, rates could exceed 152 million by 2050. Learn more from Brain Info Live, a virtual community outreach series bringing a sustained Alzheimer’s education campaign to clinical research centers across the US and addressing equity, diversity, and health disparities. Watch this video to find out more about why Alzheimer’s Disease affects more women than men
Pass the ENACT Act
The Alzheimer’s Association (@alzassociation) is proud to support the Equity in Neuroscience & Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials (ENACT) Act! This bill would increase participation of underrepresented communities in dementia clinical trials. Learn more and take action!
We are proud to support the Equity in Neuroscience & Alzheimer’s Clinical Trials (ENACT) Act! This bill would increase participation of underrepresented communities in dementia clinical trials. Learn more and take action: https://t.co/ZRQE8ED13j. #ENACTAct #ENDALZ pic.twitter.com/zW7svgnuBd
— Alzheimer’s Association (@alzassociation) September 15, 2022