World Alzheimer’s Month is observed in September every year and was launched in September 2012. The decision to introduce the full month, to contain the existing World Alzheimer’s Day, was made to enable national and local Alzheimer associations worldwide to extend the reach of their awareness programmes over a longer period of time. Below, we have put together some great resources to help increase awareness.
If you’re not sure of the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, you’re not alone. Here’s a link to simple explanation to understand the difference.
For some more information on attitudes to dementia, this World Alzheimer Report 2019, analyses the findings of the world’s largest survey on attitudes to dementia, as well as including expert essays and case studies from across the world.
Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme, is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. Check this link below for more information. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and also the best understood. It is thought to be caused by the formation of abnormal deposits of protein in the brain. See this video provided by the Alzheimer’s society for a better understanding.