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The Federation Alzheimer Galicia seeks to create greater social awareness with its campaign for World Alzheimer's Day

31/8/2018
  • The objective of this year is to emphasize the importance of a greater social awareness of the disease, which affects around 100,000 people in Galicia.
  • On Saturday 22 will take place the main act with the celebration of the Gala for the 20th Anniversary of FAGAL, presented by the actress Lucia Regueiro.
  • The campaign, which has the motto "She will not remember, and you?", can be followed in social networks under the hashtag #NonMeEsquecerei.

The Federation Alzheimer Galicia (FAGAL) launches its campaign for World Alzheimer's Day on September 1, which is commemorated on the 21st. The motto chosen this year by the federation and thirteen Galician associations for this date is "She will not remember, and you?". This motto stems from the need for a greater social awareness of the disease, which affects around 100,000 people in Galicia, and which involves all areas of society.

In this year 2018, through this campaign, the federation wants to make more visible two aspects that both public administrations and society in general should help recognize:

  • Claim the necessary awareness to ensure a proper comprehensive approach to Alzheimer's.
  • A greater commitment to science as the only resource to advance towards the eradication of the disease, as well as its consequences.

In addition, in this 20th Anniversary of FAGAL, the federation and the associations once again emphasize the importance of the implementation in Galicia of a Transversal Strategy of Attention to Dementia , which involves all fields of the Administration and that complements the National Alzheimer's Plan, which will be published soon.

20th Anniversary Gala

During this month of September, the Federation Alzheimer Galicia will develop various events to commemorate this day, which will have as main act the celebration of the FAGAL 20th Anniversary Gala on September 22 in the Mozart Hall of the Auditorium of Galicia. The gala, which will bring together the people and entities essential for the development of the federation during all this time, will be presented by the actress Lucía Regueiro and will feature the musical performances of Tania Fuegho, Silvia Penide and Fran Allo .

In addition, the federation will be the protagonist of a photographic exhibition at the Xunta de Galicia and training activities launched with the Queen Sofia Foundation, CEAFA and CRE Alzheimer, and the Economic and Social Council. The details of this campaign, as well as the data on the situation of Alzheimer in Galicia, will be presented at a press conference to be held on Tuesday, September 11 at the Auditorium of the headquarters of Afundación, in Rúa do Vilar, at 12:30 h.

#NonMeEsquecerei

Through social networks (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) you can follow and support the campaign under the #NonMeEsquecerei hashtag. From the Federation Alzheimer Galicia wants to encourage users to publish their own photo with the poster of the campaign or highlighting on a calendar on September 21 along with the label, showing their support to people with Alzheimer and their families . A downloadable template with the campaign photograph and the motto will be available on the FAGAL website so that they can support the campaign.

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