World Alzheimer’s Month is the
international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the
stigma that surrounds dementia. September 2019 will mark the 8th World
Alzheimer’s Month. The campaign was launched in 2012 and World Alzheimer’s Day
is on 21 September each year.
With this in mind we have chosen
Scott Mitchell and Barbara Windsor as our Inspirational Diversity Champions of
Both are former actors and have been married
since 2000. Barbara, well known in the
role of Peggy Mitchell in Eastenders, is currently living with Alzheimer’s. Barbara was diagnosed in 2014 but her
condition was only made public in 2018.
Together they are campaigning to raise
awareness of the condition and for more support for the families and those
affected by Dementia.
Barbara led the charge for Dementia Revolution, a unique ground-breaking
campaign formed by Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK, helping to raise
over £3 million towards dementia research.
was the chosen charity for this year’s London Marathon and Scott and fellow Eastenders
friends of Barbara’s decided to raise money for the cause by running in the
name of Barbara’s Revolutionaries.
Scott and Barbara
have recently become Ambassadors for the Alzheimer’s Society and continue to
fight against dementia.