World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign by Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI) every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer's Month was launched in 2012. World Alzheimer's Day is on 21 September each year.
2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries. The impact of World Alzheimer's Month is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global problem that requires global action.
World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. September 2020 will mark the 9th World Alzheimer’s Month. The campaign was launched in 2012. World Alzheimer’s Day is on 21 September each year.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that destroys memory and other major mental functions. The Brain cell connections and the cells themselves deteriorate and die, finally destroying memory and other mental functions. Memory loss and confusion are the main symptoms.
No cure exists, but medication and management strategies may temporarily improve symptoms.
Stage 1: No Impairment.
Stage 2: Very Mild Decline.
Stage 3: Mild Decline.
Stage 4: Moderate Decline.
Stage 5: Moderately Severe Decline.
Stage 6: Severe Decline.
Stages 7: Very Severe Decline.
Dementia is a syndrome in which there is deterioration in memory, thinking, behavior, and the ability to perform daily activities. Dementia is a group of conditions characterized by impairment of at least two brain functions, such as memory loss and judgment. Symptoms include forgetfulness, limited social skills, and thinking abilities so impaired that it interferes with daily functioning. As per Medical Science, Dementia mainly affects older people, it is not a normal part of aging. Worldwide, around 50 million people have Dementia, and around 10 million new cases every year. Medication and therapies may help manage symptoms.
World Alzheimer's Day 2020 Theme
Let's Talk Dementia