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World Football Memories for World Alzheimer's Day

Today, Friday 21st September, is World Alzheimer’s Day and to mark the event Alzheimer Scotland’s Football Memories project is inviting fans to share their stories of past World Cups, international games or trips they have taken to support their teams around the world.

We are asking fans young and old to send in their World Football Memories and stories, of games watched or played in somewhere unusual, trips abroad to follow your team or just take in a local game, or tales of Word Cup glory (or glorious failure, more likely). You can use the Twitter hashtag #worldfootballmemory if you'd like to add a short memory there, or better still, post your story on here.

Football Reminiscence news

The Football Reminiscence project is always working to better organise and recruit its volunteers.

Sir Alex joins Football Memories

Sir Alex Ferguson has become a patron of Alzheimer Scotland's Football Reminiscence Project, the therapy programme behind

Bill's story

The group of men were sitting waiting for me. A man was coming to talk about football. They gathered round the table and quickly started examining the old photos I had brought. Names of players were enthusiastically shouted out and soon the stories about games, players, goals and incidents were told with great fondness. The recall was impressive, by any standards. All of these men had dementia.

Trend setters

Today on Twitter, hashtag Football Memories is trending.

New signings

Our first week online produced two new volunteers for the Football Reminiscence Project.