SEPTEMBER marks the fourth global World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise awareness of dementia and challenge stigma.
This year’s theme is Remember Me, and aims to encourage people to spot the signs of dementia and to remember loved ones, as well as those who might have passed away.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, which currently affects 850,000 people in the UK and is set to increase to over a million people by 2021.
Dementia can cause deterioration of a range brain functions over a period of time.
Symptoms include loss of memory, problems with thinking and planning, difficulties with language, failure to recognise people or objects and a change of personality.
Bank Workers Charity is supporting the #WAM2015 campaign and has a number of resources to help people understand the implications of dementia, where to get help and the benefits of staying at home longer as well as actively promoting healthy living.
Throughout the month we will be sharing our resources and other information you might find interesting and useful.
Take a look at this helpful WAM Infographic about Alzheimer’s disease . . .