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World Alzheimer's Day 2018



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 the World Alzheimer's Day 2018 from the Federation Alzheimer Galicia we want to emphasize the importance of a greater social awareness of the disease that involves all fields of society. So, through the campaign "She will not remember, and you?" , we want to make more visible those aspects that we believe that both public administrations and society in general should help recognize to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their family. In addition, with this motto we want to join the campaign of the National Confederation, CEAFA, which this year focuses on the importance of raising awareness in society about the problem of the disease through its motto "Alzheimer's, Social Concern"
  • Claim the necessary conscience to guarantee an adequate comprehensive approach to Alzheimer's that, in addition to combating its social and health effects, puts the rights of the affected people in the center of attention (patient- caregiver), at the same time as respecting their dignity.
  • Support and sustain any action or measure that can be launched in contrasted and testable evidence, while we must demand a greater commitment to science -both biomedical as well as social or socio-health-, as the only resource for move towards the eradication of the disease, as well as its consequences.
  • The implementation in Galicia of a Transversal Strategy of Attention to Dementia that involves all fields of Public Administration, complementary to a National Alzheimer Plan.
  • To carry out with urgency a study of the real situation of Alzheimer and other neurodegenerative dementias in Galicia, creating a map that allows to know the impact of the disease in the different areas of our community.
  • The need for Alzheimer's and neurodegenerative dementias to be considered by the Galician Health Service as public health priority , as recognized by the WHO in its report "Dementia: a public health priority" , published in the year 2012.
  • 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.
This year we want to call society to be involved in a disease that continues to increase its incidence, focusing our motto and campaign image on the person with Alzheimer or other dementia. That is why the motto used this year by FAGAL and its associations will be the following:

SHE WILL NOT REMEMBER, AND YOU?



CAMPAIGN IN SOCIAL NETWORKS

In the case of this year's motto, which has the focus on the person with Alzheimer's and on the importance of society being aware of this ailment, we want to get the support of society under the #NonMeEsquecerei So, this year we want to encourage our followers to publish a photo of themselves with our poster or highlighting on a calendar on September 21 along with the slogan above, showing their support to people with Alzheimer's and their families. A downloadable template is available with the campaign photograph and the motto to support this campaign.

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

EVENTS

From September 3 to 23: CapacitARTE Exposition.

September 11: Press conference.

September 18: I National symposium "Socio-health research in Alzheimer's disease and other dementias".

September 22: 20th Anniversary Gala of the Alzheimer Federation Galicia.

From September 21 to 23: Solidarity Route "Recipes for Remembrance".

September 24:Conference on aging and dementias in Galicia.

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