September 21 is the "World Alzheimer's Action Day", and so Musashino City municipal government proclaimed September as "The Month to Learn about Dementia" for the City. There are educational campaigns, public talks, counselling, etc, are organized each year.
The City offers a regular seminar on dementia, with a view to making their community dementia-friendly. Recognizing the fact that 1 in 10 older persons (65 years and above) living in Musashino City is affected by the disease, this free, public education programme provides basic knowledge and practical tips for comminicating and living with persons affected by dementia. Anyone living in Musashino City is welcome, and upon completion they are given an orange wrist band of "community dementia supporter".
The China Alzheimer's Project was launched in 2009 by the China Contemporary TCM Institute (an NGO under the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine). Its mission is to raise public awareness on prevention, care, and knowledge of Alzheimer's disease and to reduce the incidence of such disease. To do so, the organization has carried out various activities such as education, research, and advocacy. It also established cooperation with the Nursing School of Peking University Medical Center in 2010 to jointly develop education and training programs.
The liaison committee is set to exchange opinions, information and best practices on preventing and spotting dementia patients wandering on the street. Advocacy activities are also held by the Committee. District Offices, Police Stations, Fire Stations, Medical Institutions and related regional organizations form the Liaison Committee. Older persons may contribute inputs to this committee.