World Alzheimer's Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer's organisations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia.
Every 68 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer's disease. Known as a family disease, because the chronic stress of watching a loved one slowly decline affects everyone, Alzheimer's can be extremely impactful. Simple changes to your everyday life can protect the brain, body and heart and can help reduce the risk of developing dementia. Visit yourbrainmatters.org.aufor more information.
This year, Alzheimer's Australia is promoting its Dementia Awareness Month Selfie Challenge. On World Alzheimer's Day, Wednesday 21 September, they want all Australian's affected by Alzheimer's to take a selfie to let people know that they are not alone if they are managing the impact of dementia.
"Dementia impacts all Australians and we all have a part to play in making our communities a place where people living with dementia are supported to live a high quality of life with meaning, purpose and value," Alzheimer's Australia said.
To get involved download the selfie card, take a photo of yourself holding that card and share it on your social media using the #Dementia2016.
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