Alzheimer Bulgaria Association took part in the “5kmrun”  running event for the fifth year in a row

Let's outrun dementia together

For the fifth year in a row, the Alzheimer Bulgaria Association participated in the regular 5 km run organized by “5kmrun” on October 7th. The event took place in Sofia’s South Park. The campaign intends to promote regular running to assist dementia patients, their families, and caregivers. Running and sports in general have several benefits, including disease prevention, decreasing disease progression, and social contact.

“Let’s outrun dementia together” has become a tradition for the association and is loaded with the message “preventive health through sport”. In an interview, Pavlina Hinkova, the coordinator of the Alzheimer Bulgaria Association in Varna, discussed the favorable influence of regular physical activity on physical and mental health, as well as our annual sports event. The interview aired on Radio Shumen on September 27th.

We marked Alzheimer’s Day on September 21st and the International Day of Older Persons on October 1st just one month ago. In the meantime, the Alzheimer Bulgaria Association celebrated its 20th anniversary this year with a conference, “20 Years of Alzheimer Bulgaria Association. Where to now?” which took place on October 6th.