The Premier League and its clubs celebrated World Alzheimer's Day on Thursday 21 September, demonstrating our ongoing commitment to raise awareness around, and encourage support of dementia.
Here, we will share some of the ways in which clubs showcased the work that they continue to do within their local communities.
To mark #WorldAlzheimersDay2023 we are celebrating the work of our staff and participants at our ReminisCITY sessions. 💙— City in the Community (@citcmancity) September 21, 2023
ReminisCITY sessions aim to help individuals with a diagnosis of dementia as well as their carers/family members.#HealthyPeople pic.twitter.com/ezbHMbl5mM
In a special video Cottagers midfielder, and club captain, Tom Cairney encouraged supporters to donate to the programme and thanked those taking part in the walk.
Over 3,000 participants have experienced the facilities at Newcastle United's Memory Cafe, the region's biggest football drop-in session for those living with life-changing illnesses such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Newcastle celebrated this fantastic milestone by proudly sharing the news on social media.
Our Memory Café has reached the 3,000 participation milestone, supporting fans who suffer from memory loss illnesses. ❤️#WorldAlzheimersDay— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) September 21, 2023
Aston Villa Foundation amplified the work being done in their Dementia Cafe, which allows those living with the condition to engage in physical/mental activities over tea and coffee at Aston Villa's Villa Park stadium.
💜 Celebrating World Alzheimer’s Day 💜— Aston Villa Foundation (@AVFCFoundation) September 21, 2023
Dementia Cafe allows people living with dementia to engage in physical and mental activities over tea and coffee. ☕️
It runs every Monday from 12-1:45pm at Villa Park and is free to attend. Come along to our next session on Mon 25 Sep! pic.twitter.com/hBmNye1mNF
Tommy Dunne and Raymond, supporters of Everton and Chelsea respectively, are featured in a special Alzheimer’s Society photography exhibition in partnership with The Football Association (FA), situated by Wembley Stadium.
Both clubs spoke of their pride at Tommy and Raymond's contribution on social media.
💙 As part of @alzheimerssoc partnership with The @FA, a dedicated ‘Football Should Be Unforgettable’ photography exhibition now takes pride of place beside Wembley Stadium.— Everton in the Community (@EITC) September 21, 2023
It features our very own, Tommy Dunne!#WorldAlzheimersDay pic.twitter.com/DoidemNd4A