This month is World Alzheimer’s Month and September 21 is designated as World Alzheimer’s Day. With a record 65% of Long-Term Care residents suffering from dementia, we are participating in bringing awareness to this important month and day by offering you a free screening of a tremendous new documentary film that will be released this month in 20 countries around the world. We are offering this film free of charge to our members and supporters for a one-week period only from September 21 to September 28.
Dementia is one of the greatest fears of people today. This documentary aims to shift that narrative of fear and hopelessness to one of hope and action. There are things we can do as individuals to reduce our risk of developing dementia. There are ways to connect meaningfully with our loved ones, even if they no longer recognize us. We can live a high quality of life after diagnosis. Keys Bags Names Words shows intimate profiles of people living with dementia and their care partners. You’ll meet doctors discussing what you can do in your life to support brain health and prevent cognitive decline. And you’ll meet musicians and artists, scientists and policy experts from around the world engaged in a bold approach to tackle a leading global challenge for health and social care in the 21st century, dementia and brain health. This film is not a lament to loss, but an inspiring celebration of the human spirit.
We offer this opportunity in solidarity with our many partner agencies who focus exclusively on resources and support for people and their families suffering with dementia. We applaud their tireless efforts and we appreciate the learnings we gain from those organizations since increasingly complex care for seniors informs the work that we do here at Concerned Friends.