SEPTEMBER IS WORLD ALZHEIMER’S MONTH
SEPTEMBER 21 IS WORLD ALZHEIMER’S DAY
The Gabi Williams Alzheimer's Foundation joins the global community to celebrate the 2022 International Women's Day.
On this occasion, we call on the society to change its orientation and to stop all forms of stigma, abuse and maltreatment towards people living with Dementia especially, women.
#breakthebias2022 #BraekTheBias #GWAF #internationalwomensday2022
Following a recent online video where one Madam Ann Soberekon, a person living with Dementia was stripped naked and beaten because they deemed her to be a witch., GWAF has raised its voice against the act
In a press release signed by the Chair, Board of Trustees, Dr. (Mrs.) Abisola Gabi-Wiliams, made available by the Senior Officer, Mr Peter Olaniyan on 16th December, 2021, the Foundation frowned at all form of abuse against the aged especially, people living with Dementia.
'Dementia is NOT witchcraft', the foundation asserted.
Dear family members and friends, the Gabi Williams Alzheimer's Foundation (GWAF) is pleased to invite you and the general public to the GWAF 2021 Annual Memorial Lecture.
Themed: QUALITY COMMUNICATION: Sharing Effective Tools for Assisted Daily Living
Prof. Olajide Gabi-Williams MD, MS
Professor of Neurology, Chief of Staff/ Chief Medical Officer, Columbia University, New York, USA.
Ms. Bola Oshikanlu, OTR/L, MS (USA)
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Time is 4 -6 pm (WAT), Saturday, 11th September 2021.
Save the date. Set your time. This seminar will provide crucial, practical information. Don't miss it!
For Enquiries, call or WhatsApp +234 (0) 701 453 4203
Gabi williams alzheimers foundation said that Alzheimer which is the most common form of dementia is conventionally diagnosed only when a person’s cognitive decline impairs daily functioning and characterized by cortical amyloid plagues and neurofibrillary tangles.Read More
The Gabi Williams Alzheimer's Foundation is inviting Caregivers, Health workers, Respite home Staff & Managers, Social workers, Civil society groups, Government agencies, stake holders and the general public to her 2020 (virtual) Annual Lecture.
How can communication challenges in a diagnosed person impair care delivery?
How effective is nonverbal communication in managing the aged and AD patients in particular?
This, and other salient issues around communication challenges in patient management will be addressed by able panelists.Learn from the experts...
Join the conversation....you can't afford to miss out....
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The Gabi Williams Alzheimer's Foundation is leaving no stone unturned in our effort to raise awareness and educate the public on Alzheimer's disease.
As part of our World Alzheimer's Month campaign, we are joining our effort with the global community in the fight against Alzheimer's disease through a live radio program on Nigeria Info 99.3fm Lagos. "Lets talk about Alzheimer's" with Prof. Adesola Ogunniyi, Professor of Medicine (Neurology), University of Ibadan; Member of Advisory Council, GWAF.
The program will be aired live on Tuesday, 8th September 2020 by 2: 30 West African Time (14:30 hours GMT). You can tune in and listen online via www.nigeriainfo.fm
Listeners will have the opportunity to call in and ask questions, or chat directly with the studio during the live show. Don't miss it!
Families affected by dementia are facing an illness that’s often frightening and debilitating. They shouldn’t also have to deal with ignorance, thoughtlessness and cruelty from the people around them. Dementia is not a joke – and people affected by it deserve to be treated with understanding and respect.
World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer's Month was launched in 2012. World Alzheimer's Day is on 21 September each year. The impact of World Alzheimer's Month is growing, but the stigmatization and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global problem that requires global action. 2
The Gabi Williams Alzheimer’s Foundation is joining the global community in the fight against Alzheimer’s through awareness, training and education. In addition to our Annual Lecture that holds on the 11th of September, GWAF is devoted to mass awareness campaign across social media, radio station and outdoor facilities. The GWAF 2020 Alzheimer’s awareness month campaign is supported by corporate partners in the media and outdoor publicity industry. 1 www.alzheimers.org.uk 2 www.worldalzmonth.org
- What happens to elderly people with dementia when they get a virus?'
- What precautions need to be taken for elderly people with dementia and the virus?'
JOIN LIVE #ageing #Alzheimer's #dementia #vulnerablepeople #publichealth #coronavirus #covid-19 #elderly people #caregivers #environmentalsafety #NCDC #WHO #GabiWilliamsAlzheimer'sFoundation
Congratulations GWAF on the domestication of World Alzheimer's Day in Partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health.
Wishing the World Alzheimer's Day Nigeria Campaign nationwide success.
Prof. Gbenga Ogedengbe of Medicine and Population Health, School of Medicine, New York University, has decried the growing rate of dementia in Nigeria, ascribing hypertension to its leading cause.
Ogedengbe spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the sidelines of Gabi-Williams Alzheimer’s Foundation (GWAF) Memorial Lecture in Lagos.
Gabi-Williams Alzheimer’s Foundation (GWAF), has, as a prelude to the marking of the World Alzheimer’s Day holding today, held a robust public awareness campaign on how to address the universal upsurge of the devastating disease.
Wishing good mental health to Nigeria and the World on World Alzheimers Day, Today 21st September
A BIG Congratulations to the Gabi Williams Alzheimer's Foundation on the successful registration and confirmation as a Non-Governmental Organisation working in the Health sector in Nigeria in Partnership with the Federal Ministry of Health especially on Mental Health/Dementia issues
The GWAF Annual Memorial Lecture has been established and organised by the Gabi Williams Alzheimer’s Foundation (GWAF), to bring together key stakeholders to discuss critical issues and to stimulate meaningful exchange of ideas and best practices in the field of Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
The 2019 Memorial Lecture is scheduled to hold on Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 by 12noon, at the Lagos Resource Centre, 9, Anifowoshe Street, V.I. Lagos. The lecture will be delivered by renowned Professor Gbenga Ogedegbe, Associate Vice Chancellor, New York University School of Medicine, USA. Ogedegbe is a Professor of Medicine and Population Health and Director of Centre for Health Behavior Change. The Memorial Lecture is themed: How to Reduce the Risk of Dementia.
For further enquiries about this event, please contact Funmi Akindejoye or Ms. Olatoun Gabi-Williams 07014534203, 08033447167 and 07018012106.
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The Gabi Williams Alzheimer's Foundation organises Care-givers training: The Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) report
We are glad to announce the GWAF Trainer's Training II, 2019.
Themed: HOW TO MANAGE DEMENTIA PATIENTS AND THE STRESSES ASSOCIATED WITH DEMENTIA CARE
Date: Tuesday July 30th, 2019
Facilitator: Dr Olajide Gabi-Williams
Participants will gain the following:
- An understanding that the dementia patients can’t be changed and trying to change his or her behavior will be unsuccessful or be met with resistance
- The key to managing difficult behaviors
- The multiple factors that influence troubling behaviors, and the natural progression of the disease process
This training has been developed by Gabi Williams Alzheimer’s Foundation (GWAF) in collaboration with Highest Potential Therapy, United States.
- Provides important information about the safety needs of clients/patients with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias
- Discuss fall prevention and the use of assistive devices to promote safety,preventing elopement and alternatives to restraints
- Discuss household safety in the home e.g. kitchen and bathroom
- Gives tips on fire safety
- Discuss trip hazards inside and outside the home.
- Recognize a variety of ways you can adapt the environment to keep clients/patients with Alzheimer's disease safe
- List at least two ways each that you can prevent falls, and keep clients/patients safe in bathrooms and kitchens
- Discuss consequences and alternatives to using restraints in people with Alzheimer's disease
- Carry out at least three changes to keep clients/patients safe from fire hazard and accidental poisonings
- List at least three ways to prevent clients/patients with AD from unsafe wandering.
venue: Lagos Resource Centre, Nos.9 Anifowoshe Street, Off Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Time: 10.00 Am
You are cordially invited to the
2018 GABI WILLIAMS ALZHEIMERS FOUNDATION (GWAF) ANNUAL LECTURE
Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Time: 1 p.m.
Venue: Metropolitan Club, 15 Kofo Abayomi street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Theme :Challenges faced by Nigerian families dealing with Dementia: What can be done?
Guest speaker: Professor Sola Ogunniyi B. Sc., MB,Ch.B, FMCP, FWACP, FRCP. Enquiries: 0701453203
NTA News Coverage of the Gabi Williams Alzheimer’s Foundation / Alzheimer's Community Art Exhibition and Musical Concert which took place on Wednesday, 20 June 2018, at Hotel Moorhouse – Mgallery by Sofitel Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria.
NTA Morning Ride Coverage of the Gabi Williams Alzheimer’s Foundation / Alzheimer's Community Art Exhibition and Musical Concert which took place on Wednesday, 20 June 2018, at Hotel Moorhouse – Mgallery by Sofitel Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria.
Guardian Newspaper report published on Thursday, September 14, 2017. GWAF inaugural lecture plus panel discussions held at the Metropolitan Club, Victoria Island, on Monday, 11 September 2017, at the 80th birthday celebration of Dr. Gabi Williams.Read More
Coverage of the inauguration of Gabi Williams Alzheimer’s Foundation, which took place on Monday, 11 September 2017, at the Metropolitan Club, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.