"together, united at a table"
On World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21, 2019, the first charity Tavolata will take place
in honour of all dementia affected persons and their relatives.
Under the motto "united at a table", we would like to come together to draw attention to this cause, to talk about it and to support the affected ones with a contribution.
"I now begin the journey that will
lead me into the sunset of my life."
Ronald Reagan, former US president, diagnosed with Alzheimer
"Dementia" is a derivative of the Latin "de mente" and means "without mind",
which is noticeable by the disease-related disorder of mental capability.
The memory and the thinking ability decrease and - depending on the stage of the disease –
daily life is significantly impaired.
Ultimately, advanced deterioration leads to long-term nursing care.
Cognitive, emotional and social abilities suffer from severe deficits
that results in limitations of short-term memory, comprehension, language and motor functions.
Also, possible changes in characteristics may be undergone.
Being demented means that several mental and intellectual areas are impaired such as the orientation, the learning aptitude and the ability to judge.
A distinction is made between generally mild, moderately severe and severe disorders.
Today, dementia is a progressive widespread disease.
In 2018, Switzerland already asserted 150,000 confirmed cases
and twice as many are predicted for 2040.