Dementia Friends is a global movement started by Alzheimer's Society UK and mentors organizations like 4get-me-not Alzheimer's to create more dementia-friendly communities. This is an informative session with an objective of changing the way people think, talk and act about dementia.
Starting January 2018 onwards, 4get-me-not Alzheimer's is set to launch Dementia Friends in various parts of the Emirates in collaboration with pre-med students of Dubai Medical College and RAK Medical Health and Science University.
Abu Dhabi, 03 March 2017: In observance of Brain Awareness Month , 4get-me-not Alzheimer's Founding Committee was presented by Dr. Maryam Matar, Founder & Chairperson of UAE Genetic Diseases Association (GDA) to HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan. Desiree Vlekken, Founder & Executive Director of 4get-me-not Alzheimer's had the rare opportunity to discuss with HH Sheikh Nahyan about the organization and initiatives with UAE Generic Diseases for 2017. Together with fellow committee members Birgit Ertl, Ingrid Sahoo and Anu Bhatnagar, the visit concluded with a beautiful luncheon reception at the Majlis.
The first and the leading Filipino newspaper in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) celebrated their 5th year anniversary at The Address Hotel, Dubai Marina. Kabayan Weekly is a media platform that focuses on delivering news and information to all Filipino expatriates, as well as to other nationalities in the UAE through a newspaper, magazine and news website. The newspaper informs, entertains and educates as it updates its readers on the latest news events and entertainment. Public service contents are written both in English andn Tagalog - The Filipino native tongue.
Coinciding with Kabayan Weekly's 5th year anniversary is the announcement of Kabayan of the Year 2016 where Desiree O. Vlekken, Founder & CEO of 4get-me-not Alzheimer's was nominated and proclaimed as the winner.
Every March, the global campaign 'Brain Awareness Week' (BAW) unites efforts of partner organizations like 4get-me-not Alzheimer's in a celebration of the brain of all ages. To mark this special occassion a purple coloured 4get-me-not cupcake was created and shared among support groups and volunteers of 4get-me-not Alzheimer's.