Alzheimer's Taxi – shedding light and sharing knowledge

Knowledge
07 Oct 2021

'Alzheimer's Taxi' is a medical education initiative aiming to highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion in helping to tackle the challenges of Alzheimer's disease, dementia and cognitive decline on an international platform.

Topics within brain health, cognitive decline and dementia which are often neglected or less understood will be unpacked and discussed by experts in their fields, many of whom are working diligently but unseen in their local areas.

By sharing knowledge and enthusiasm and by providing practical ideas to address needs or improve practice, the hope is that understanding around, and support for those affected by, dementia will improve on an international scale.

The project is the brainchild of Roche, who is working in partnership with various organisations - including ourselves - across the globe to develop these videos. Alzheimer's Taxi was launched at the start of September for World Alzheimer's Month and will continue to be available in the coming months.

With over 1,000,000 views within the first week of launch, the content is being accessed widely and we would encourage you to take a look yourself, gather understanding of dementia from a variety of different perspectives, and be inspired to consider how it might impact you personally or professionally, in the future.

Neurology Academy have been working with Roche to develop videos across a wide range of topics, including:

  • Understanding cultural, religious and societal aspects of dementia within South Asian populations
  • Anticholinergic burden and its role in cognitive impairment
  • Spotting and managing mild cognitive impairment in primary care
  • Sexual health and cognitive decline
  • Adapting Western learning for improved outcomes in Bangladesh

Keep an eye on Alzheimer's Taxi for these and a whole host of other brilliant bitesize topics, featuring some fantastic speakers from around the world.

Promoting prevention, supporting management

Led by proactive clinicians determined to see improvement in the way we prevent, diagnose and manage dementias, Dementia Academy supports healthcare professionals with the latest tools, resources and courses to do just that.