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Dementia

28 July 2006

A day to fight dementia

On Thursday 21 September, World Alzheimer's Day, Alzheimer's SA will be hosting a fashion show to raise funds and boost awareness of Alzheimer's disease.

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On Thursday 21 September, World Alzheimer's Day, Alzheimer's SA will be hosting a fashion show to raise funds and boost awareness of Alzheimer's disease.

The Alzheimer’s SA Charity Fashion Show will take place in the beautiful surrounds of Casalinga Restaurant, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg, states a press release from the organisers.

There are an estimated 24 million people around the world who are currently living with dementia.

This year we commemorate one hundred years since Alois Alzheimer first described the disease that would later bear his name. Since 1906 many advances have been made in our understanding of dementia, but a century later we still find ourselves struggling against stigma and fighting for more awareness and acceptance of the disease, the statement said.

No time to lose
The World Alzheimer’s Day campaign has a theme of, "NO TIME TO LOSE."

Alzheimer’s SA is dedicated to providing support and advocacy for families and will increasingly be able to share the burden of care giving for people with Alzheimer’s/dementia and their carers.

Alzheimer’s SA was founded in 1985 and is a non-profit organisation managed by a national executive council. It is the only organisation in South Africa recognized by Alzheimer’s disease International (ADI) and is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with dementia and those affected by it.

For Tickets, sponsorship opportunities or further information please contact Emma Sayers, email: amoemma@telkomsa.com or cell: 084 585 5119.

The tickets will cost R250 per person, and include entertainment, a 3-course lunch and the fashion show. There will also be a raffle to raise extra funds. – (Alzheimer's SA)

Source: Press release from Alzheimer's SA

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