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Memory Walk 2012

Raising awareness about dementia


Tatiana Nunes, Alzheimer Portugal tatiana.nunes@alzheimerportugal.org www.alzheimerportugal.org

Alzheimer Portugal Association

Since 1988, Alzheimer Portugal is the only organization in

Portugal, nationwide, specifically


established to promote the quality of life of people with

dementia and their families and


caregivers.

Alzheimer Portugal Association


Services provided Daycare Home Support Social Support Psychology Service Medical Visits

Information
Training

Alzheimer Portugal Association


More than 8000 associated 4 branches across the country 2 day care centers for people with dementia The first nursing home, to be launched in 2012

9500 Customers

3392 Trainees

103 419 visits to the Web Site

10 000 fans on Facebook

50 573 followers on the facebook cause

27 000 Magazines

63 electronic newsletters sent to 5000 people

Alzheimer Portugal Association


Alzheimer participates Portugal in actively and European

global
gather latest

campaigns
and knowledge

trying

to
the

disseminate

about

Alzheimer's Disease, promoting research and the investigation of its causes, effects, prevention and treatment.

Alzheimers Disease in Portugal


In Portugal there are more than 100,000 disease. A National Dementia Plan or Strategy does not yet exist in Portugal. Civil Society is not sufficiently aware of the problem dementia poses. people with Alzheimer's

Memory Walk
The Idea Alzheimer introduce "Memory Portugal the Walk", by decided to

American

event

Alzheimer

Associations in our country, in order to increase awareness on dementia.

Memory Walk
Main objectives

Raise

awareness

among

the

community, policy makers and media about the problem of dementia in Portugal; Bring together people with the

same problems. Fundraising

Memory Walk 2011


The first Memory Walk in Portugal
The first Memory Walk in Portugal took place on 18th September 2011, in Lisbon.

Hundreds of
dementia.

people

walked

6 km for

Memory Walk 2012


23rd September 2012

Memory Walk 2012 will take place


on the 23rd September 2012 at the Caxias Bay, in Lisbon, within the

framework of the European Year for


Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations.

Memory Walk 2012


23th September 2012

6 km walking

brain gym exercises

physical exercise classes

blood pressure screenings

cholesterol and glucose medical analysis

information on dementia

Memory Walk
Resources
Memory Walk 2012 will be possible thanks to the support of the Municipality of Oeiras, which will provide all the logistical support such as security, first aid support, stage, tent, placards, sound system and water.

Also very important is the support given by volunteers (as they will act as guides for the walk), sponsors. Alzheimers Portugal staff and by

Memory Walk 2012


Main messages

Reduce the risk of developing dementia


Keep your brain active Eat healthily Be physically active Take care of your health Participate in social activities

The importance of early Diagnosis


Recognize early signs and symptoms of dementia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HmFtsvDPJA

Fernanda Carrapatoso Tatiana Nunes

Carla Ribeiro Filipe Leo