21 September 2015, World Alzheimer’s Day
21st September is World Alzheimer’s Day™, an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge dementia stigma. Each year, more and more countries are participating in World Alzheimer’s events and in many areas, dementia awareness is growing. September is a time for action, a global movement united by its call for change, but it is also a time to reflect on the impact of dementia, a disease that will affect more and more people as the years pass.
For this year’s event, we are working with Oyo State, the Nigerian Union of Pensioners and Purple Angel Global. This is to continue our awareness building campaign in support of all elderly people living with Dementia in Nigeria. The main themes for the event are Basic Brain, and General Health Check; Fostering Community Involvement for people living with dementia in Nigeria; and Preparation of Oyo State as an Age Friendly Community.
Programme of event on the occasion of the Fourth World Alzheimer’s Day Held at the Western Hall, Oyo State House of Assembly, Secretariat, Ibadan on Monday 21st of September 2015
10.15AM – Arrival of invited guests
10.25AM – Arrival of special guests
10.30AM – Opening Prayers by Prof Ogunsheye
10.35AM – Introductions
10.55AM – Welcome address by the Head of Rossetti Care, Mrs Kikelomo Laniyonu Edwards
11.25AM – Remarks by the Secretary of The Nigerian Union of Pensioners (NUP) Comrade Abatan
11.35AM – Good will message, and sample of basic brain, and general health check by the representative of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health
11.50AM – Vote of thanks by the Desk Officer Non-Communicable Disease, Mrs Abioye
12NOON – Health checks continue