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Shout out out out: World Alzheimer’s Month

Shout out out out: World Alzheimer’s Month

by TEAM ALZLIVE

The theme for World Alzheimer’s Month 2014 is “Dementia: Can we reduce the risk?,” focusing on ways we may be able to help reduce our risk of developing dementia with brain-healthy lifestyles.

Our friends at national-awareness-days.com have a sweet explanation for the September awareness campaign:

“The third World Alzheimer’s Month will take place during September 2014 with awareness-raising events taking place worldwide.

Every year since 1994, Alzheimer organizations have observed World Alzheimer’s Day on 21 September and the day will continue to play an important and key role during the month’s events.

Named after neurologist Alois Alzheimer, the disease causes progressive damage in the brain.  Activities will focus on reducing the stigma that is associated with dementia and making communities more dementia-friendly.

‘My local hospital [this is Christine, from national-awareness-days.com in the United Kingdom, speaking] has recently been doing a lot of work to make their wards and departments more dementia-friendly, including changing color schemes to make areas that patients don’t need to access–for example, cleaning cupboards–blend in with the walls. Toilets and bathrooms have bright signs that are easily visible in ward areas.’

World Alzheimer’s Month 2014

Activities during the month will include educational seminars, workshops and social events for people with dementia and their carers.

You can visit the official website for details of events taking place on a country by country basis, so they should give you lots of inspiration and ideas about how you can get involved this year.

Of particular interest is the Memory Walk an initiative organized by the U.K.-based Alzheimer’s Society to show their commitment to remembering those who they have lost.  All sponsorship funds raised at each Alzheimer’s walk will go towards the work of the Alzheimer’s Society in that specific area.

As part of World Alzheimer’s Month, Alzheimer’s Disease International will also launch a report detailing the effects dementia has on the global economy and the true impact dementia has on our societies and health care systems.”

Thank you, Christine!

In the United States, there will be also be an outpouring of awareness events under way, during the month of September. Contact your local chapter of the Alz.org, or see list below.

To read more about Alzheimer’s Disease International: The Global Voice on Dementia, click here: alz.co.uk/world-alzheimers-month

To read more about awareness days, both the fun ones and the seriously-minded ones, click here: national-awareness-days.com

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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Fort Smith, Arizona

September 6, 2014

Route Length: 2.5 miles

121 Riverfront Drive,

Ft. Smith, AR

72901
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

St. Louis, Missouri

September 6, 2014

Route Length: 1-Mile and 3-Mile Walk Options

1401 Clark Ave,
St. Louis, MO
63103
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Honolulu, Hawaii

September 6, 2014

Route Length: 3 miles

1201 Ala Moana Blvd.,
Honolulu, HI
96814
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Roswell, New Mexico

September 6, 2014

Route Length: 2 miles

400 N Virginia Ave.,

Roswell, NM

88201
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Modesto, California

September 6, 2014

Route Length: 2 miles

401 Needham Ave,
Modesto, CA
95354
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Lubbock, Texas

September 6, 2014

Route Length: 1 mile, 2 miles

413 E. Broadway,
Lubbock, TX
79403
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Portland, Oregon

September 7, 2014

Route Length: 2.99 miles

1940 N Victory Blvd.,

Portland, OR
97217
Register here

 

Walk to end Alzheimer’s

Grand Rapids, Michigan

September 13, 2014

Route length: 2.5 miles

1415 Maynard Ave. SW,
Walker, MI
49534
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Santa Fe, New Mexico

September 13, 2014

Route Length: 2 miles

740 Cerrillos Rd,
Santa Fe, NM
87505
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Denver, Colorado 

September 20, 2014

Route Length: 5km

Denver City Park

17th Ave. and Colorado Blvd.,
Denver, CO
80205
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Highland, New York

September 20, 2014

Route Length: 2 miles

Walkway Over the Hudson,
Highland, NY

12524
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 20, 2014

Seattle, Washington

Route Length: 2 miles

860 Terry Ave N,
Seattle, WA
98109
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 20, 2014

Columbus, Ohio
Route Length: 5km

330 Huntington Park Lane,
Columbus, OH
43215
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Colorado Springs, Colorado

September 20, 2014

Route Length: 5km

126 Cimino Drive,
Colorado Springs,
CO 80903
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

San Francisco, California

September 20, 2014

Route Length: 3 miles

290 Channel Street,

San Francisco, CA

94158
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Amarillo, Texas

September 20, 2014

Route Length: 2 miles

4101 Line Ave,
Amarillo, TX
79106
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Des Moines, Iowa

September 20, 2014

Route Length: TBD

Des Moines, IA

50319
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

San Antonio, Texas

September 20, 2014

Route Length: 2 miles

San Antonio, TX
78219
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Buffalo, New York

September 20, 2014

Route Length: 2 miles

Buffalo, NY
14214
Register here

 

Alzheimer’s Benefit Car and Truck Show

Frederick, Maryland

September 21, 2014

1601 Bowmans Farm Road

Frederick ,MD,
21701
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Lincoln, Nebraska

September 21, 2014

Route Length: 2 miles

Lincoln, NE

68506
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Minneapolis, Minnesota

September 27, 2014

Route Length: 1 mile, 3 miles

1 Twins Way,
Minneapolis, MN
55403
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Atlanta, Georgia

September 27, 2014

Route Length: 3.1 miles

18th Street NW,

Atlanta, GA

30363
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Albuquerque, New Mexico

September 27, 2014
Route Length: 2 miles

1 Civic Plaza NW,

Albuquerque, NM

87102
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Sacramento, California

September 27, 2014

Route Length: 2 miles

N St & 11th St,
Sacramento, CA
95814
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Edwardsville, Illinois

September 27, 2014

Route Length: 1 mile, 3 miles

1 Hairpin Dr,

Edwardsville, IL

62026
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

New Milford, Connecticut

September 27, 2014

Route Length: 2 miles

64 Lanesville Rd,

New Milford, CT

06776
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Fresno, California

September 27, 2014

Route Length: 2 miles

1301 East Via Roma (Friant Rd. and Copper Ave.),
Fresno, CA
93730
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

El Paso, Texas
September 27, 2014

Route Length: 1 mile

4201 S. Highway 28,
El Paso, TX
79912
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Chicago, Illinois

September 28, 2014

Route Length: 5km

Montrose Avenue & Simonds Drive,

Chicago, IL

60613
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Westchester County, New York

September 28, 2014

Route Length: 3 miles

550 North Street (Bryant Ave. Entrance Side),
White Plains, NY
10601
Register here

 

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Boston, Massachusetts

September 28, 2014

Route Length: TBD

Constitution Road,
Boston, MA
02129
Register here

 

 



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