INDEED - September 21st - World Alzheimer’s Day around the world


Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive illness that impairs memory and other mental functions. It is the most common form of dementia that generalizes memory loss and loss of other essential cognitive abilities that are serious enough to interfere with an individual’s daily life.

The stigmatization and lack of information surrounding dementia remains to be a global problem that calls for global action. Most people often think that this disease is a normal part of ageing.

Though this may not be true, a greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is increasing age. This is evident by majority of Alzheimer’s patients being 65 years or older. But still there are a lot of people under 65 years of age suffering of this disease.

For this event, organizations and interested individuals can get involved by supporting awareness through contacting the Alzheimer’s association in their specific country.

Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) initiated World Alzheimer's Month, an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer's Month was launched in 2012 and runs every September.

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