“A collective effort to fight against the isolation of our seniors, by acting on a daily basis through small actions to renew the social link”, this is the wish of the France Alzheimer Foundation, on the occasion of the 28th World Day of fight against this neurodegenerative disease.
This new world day of September 21 against Alzheimer’s disease, is marked in Martinique by the signing in Saint-Pierre, of the charter of helping cities.
It was unanimously, on March 2, 2019, that the municipal council of the city of Saint-Pierre, approved the adhesion to the charter of helping cities, promoted by the association France Alzheimer Martinique, member of the Union France Alzheimer and related diseases.
Through this partnership, the city is committed to working alongside the public utility association, to promote the inclusiveness of patients, information, communication and awareness of the disease.
(City of Saint-Pierre)
World Alzheimer’s Day is more than a day, “This is the start of a new habit of solidarity. Everyone can act at their own level to change things and renew social ties” emphasizes France Alzheimer.
“Let us not remain indifferent”
Isolation through lack of contact and social support increases the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (…).
Whether it is with our loved ones, an elderly neighbor or even someone who would show signs of difficulty, let us not remain indifferent.
Advice “to share friendly moments with our elders” :
• Call your loved ones to whom you haven’t updated recently.
• If geographic distance allows it, pay them a visit.
• With your smartphone you can film and take photos, so take the opportunity to create memories and share them with them.
• Send a postcard or letter to your parents or grandparents
• Organize a family reunion or a weekend with your loved ones.
(Source: France Alzheimer)
This disease that affects “at least thirty million people in the world “ according to the World Health Organization (WHO), still has no treatment for its cure or prevention. Research is still ongoing, reports the Association France Alzheimer Martinique. She estimates between 8,000 and 9,000 the number of people affected by this neurodegenerative pathology on the island.
To contact AFAM, dial 0596 79 43 60.