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World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month 2015

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September is a time for action, a global movement united by its call for change, but it is also a time to reflect on the impact of dementia, a disease that will affect more and more people as the years pass.
September 2015 will mark the fourth global World Alzheimer’s Month™, an international campaign to raise awareness of dementia and challenge stigma. September is a time for action, a global movement united by its call for change, but it is also a time to reflect on the impact of dementia, a disease that will affect more and more people as the years pass.
Every 4 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. By 2050, the number of people living with dementia around the world will have more than trebled, making the disease one of the most significant health crises of the 21st century.
The impact of September’s campaign is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global problem.
World Alzheimer’s Month is coordinated by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), the international federation of Alzheimer associations throughout the world. Our key role is to build and strengthen our community throughout the state of West Bengal, so they are better able to meet the needs of people with dementia and their families.
The theme for World Alzheimer's Month 2015 is “Remember Me”. We're encouraging people from all walks of life to learn to spot the signs of dementia, but also not to forget about loved ones who are living with dementia, or those who may have passed away.
On this occasion we are holding an exhibition highlighting photographs/video clips/and displays of people with dementia who invites you all to come, join and celebrate who they were and still is and remember them. We will also have awareness programs and a Rickshaw rally.
Please do not hesitate to contact our Program Officer Nivedita Saha at 9830460306 should you need any further information.