// By: staff
Free August 31, 2018
By: Jesica Roitfeld
In the context of World Alzheimer's Day, held in September, an event for the whole family will be held to raise awareness and inform about this disease.
The activity will be next Saturday, September 8, at the Monument to the Revolution of Mexico City, from 10 am to 3 pm, an attendance of more than 8000 people is expected.
The importance of this kind of event is to provide information about a highly stigmatized disease and to give care providers the opportunity to take the lives of their patients and their own in the best possible way, because it is one of the most important health problems of our country.
The event is organized by Alzheimer Mexico, in collaboration with the government of Mexico City, and will be free, so that the whole family can be present.
Also called DSTA (Senile Dementia Type Alzheimer) is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects cognition and behavior, the memory is largely blurred and the nerve cells die, causing parts of the brain to be affected. This condition can affect anyone and know that this will help us understand that, once diagnosed, you can live normally.
Certainly, the experience of living with diagnosed people requires more sensitivity and understanding, most people who register the disease are older adults and if the symptoms are not treated correctly, problems can arise in the family and the person will suffer more for the misunderstanding of their condition.
On Saturday, September 8, there will be games that stimulate memory and motor skills, craft workshops that enhance the fine and gross motor coordination, activities for children and young people who are also part of the family cared for by a person with Alzheimer's disease, as well as interviews with experts and gerontological guidance and general information.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. It is estimated that around 960 thousand people with Alzheimer's disease or similar dementia have been affected in Mexico, and by 2050 this figure will reach 3700000, so young people today will be responsible for caring for this huge number of elderly people.
For more information: www.alzheimermexico.org.mx