World Alzheimer's month 2021
September 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign led by Alzheimer’s International to raise awareness and challenge stigma. Last year at least 20 million people worldwide took part in advocacy, fundraising and information events.
The challenge this year is to beat this number.
Did you know, the global pandemic has affected the dementia community even more:
• Over 25% of deaths from COVID 19 were people living with dementia.
• Many people living with dementia have experienced cognitive deterioration from lack of social engagement due to social isolation,
shielding, distancing and lack of social services
• Many carers and people living with dementia have seen the onset of depression and anxiety as a consequence of social distancing
and lack of respite and care support
Now more than ever we need everyone to mobilise and make sure the world does not forget dementia and Alzheimer’s.
The world needs to KNOW about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
How can you #KnowDementia #KnowAlzheimers throughout World Alzheimer’s month? Scroll down to see how you can get involved.
Become a Dementia Friend
Dementia Friends is a one hour interactive educational session where you can learn about Dementia and how you can help support those living with dementia. By becoming a dementia friend you are not only helping to raise awareness but you are also contributing to with the challenge against stigma and also taking a step towards helping your community.
It doesn’t cost anything to become a dementia friend, the sessions are free of charge. We just ask that as a dementia friend you commit to one action to help – even if that is just being more aware.
We have the following sessions coming up – if you would like to join in please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01534 723519 to book your space.
Monday 13th September – St Helier, Town Library (1-2pm)
Tuesday September 21st – World Alzheimer’s Day –
Santander Work Cafe (11-12pm & 1-2pm)
Thursday 14th October – St Helier, Town Library (1pm – 2pm)
Thursday 18th November – St Helier, Town Library (1pm – 2pm)
Thursday 16th December – St Helier, Town Library (1pm – 2pm)
Fancy arranging your own fundraising event? Whether that be at home, in the community or in your workplace we have covered with lot’s of ideas.
Click the link below for some inspiration.
Should you have any questions, need help setting up or would like a collection tin or bucket, contact StaceyB@Dementia.je / 01534 723519.
Come along and say hello
Throughout the month of September we will be hosting stalls at the following events.
Saturday 4th September – Kindness Festival – St Aubin’s (hosted in the parish car park next to the boathouse). 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 21st September – World Alzheimer’s Day – next to Jack Wills, King Street, St Helier.
10am to 2pm
Sunday 26th September – St Helier Festival (Beresford Street, up at Halket street and down to Royal Square) TIME TBC
Come along and play a game to learn about dementia, meet one of the team and find out what we do, or maybe pick yourself up a “forget-me-not” Flower mug, or reusable shopping bag.
The population in Jersey is growing, meaning that within a generation dementia cases are expected to double. As the dementia community grows as does demand for our services.
You can help us by donating to our cause. Dementia Jersey are THE only charity in Jersey supporting those living with dementia and caring for someone with dementia, offering therapeutic activities and emotional support for anyone and everyone affected by dementia.
If you would like to donate click the “Donate now” link above where you will be taken to PayPal. You can even set up a regular monthly donation should you wish.
Wear purple on World Alzheimer’s Day Tuesday 21st September 2021 to help raise awareness and show your support for our charity and all those affected by dementia in Jersey.
Become a volunteer
Fancy donning a purple t-shirt and helping raise donations? Getting involved in setting up and running an event? Or even help run one of our popular activities?
Come and join our wonderful team of volunteers.
For further information contact Dan@Dementia.je / 01534 723519