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World Alzheimer's Day 2017

As every year, September 21 marks the World Alzheimer's Day , declared by the World Health Organization. This day is used by the associations and the Federation Alzhéimer Galicia to publicize the disease and disseminate information about it and the work done by the entities to improve the lives of people affected by Alzheimer's and its environment. Every year, this day seeks to bring to society in general the problem of the disease, which is estimated to affect about 100,000 people in Galicia, as well as public institutions.

In the campaign for World Alzheimer's Day 2017 from the Alzhéimer Galicia Federation we want to emphasize the importance of people with Alzheimer's or other neurodegenerative dementia. Thus, through the "Remember who I am" campaign, we want to make more visible those aspects that we believe both public administrations and society in general should help to recognize in order to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their family.
  • The defense of the dignity of the person with Alzheimer, always respecting the autonomy of the person to the maximum. We must also respect their ability to make decisions whenever possible. The person with dementia eventually loses their functional capacity, and diminish their autonomy and choice. That is why it is necessary to watch over the welfare of these people and to detect any anomalous situation as quickly as possible.
  • Recognition of the rights of people with Alzheimer's. Within these rights we find some as important as being informed of the diagnosis of the disease, to have appropriate and continuous medical care, to live in a safe and structured environment, or to be cared for by qualified professionals in the field of Alzheimer.
  • Recognition of the figure of the caregiver and their rights, recognizing their value and making their work visible to society. It is essential to facilitate the access of caregivers to resources for both better care of the person with dementia and to avoid situations of social exclusion of caregivers, including also caregivers.
  • Recognition of 33% disability for people diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other dementia automatically. People with a disability due to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's do not respond to the pattern of other disabilities, so, in many cases, there are situations of social unprotectedness. The recognition of this degree of disability will allow those affected by the disease to access basic resources and services essential for these people.
That is why the slogan we use for the 2017 campaign of FAGAL and its associations on the occasion of World Alzheimer's Day is as follows:



In the case of this year's slogan, which focuses on the person with Alzheimer's, we will focus this campaign on social networks in those people that our followers do not want to forget (grandparents, parents, mothers with dementia). So, this year we want to encourage our followers to publish a photograph of the person who does not want to forget under the slogan #RecordaQuenSon or a photograph imitating the poster of the campaign, where in front of the person With dementia and behind the caregiver, to put the mark on the person affected and showing the support of all those people who work day to day to improve their situation.

Also, for those people who do not want to publish their own photography, a downloadable template with the campaign photo and slogan is available so they can support the campaign by taking a picture with this image. This will also use the #RecordaQuenSon .

This campaign will be open throughout the month of September on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


September 12: Press Conference.

September 16: II Solidarity Walk.

September 20:Presentation of the Manual "Social Work in Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative dementias".


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