Tomorrow marks the start of World Alzheimer’s Month, with World Alzheimer’s Day is on 21 September.
World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. September 2018 will mark the 7th World Alzheimer’s Month and the campaign was launched in 2012.
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.
According to the World Health Organisation one person is diagnosed with one of over 100 forms of Dementia Every 3 Seconds.
World Alzheimer’s Month is lead by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) and in 2018 has taken on the theme of Small actions Big difference, with a focus on support and services from the point of diagnosis of Dementia.
ADI is the umbrella organisation of 90+ Alzheimer associations around the globe, which in the UK is Alzheimer’s Society.
There will be many events and conferences around the world, during September with World Alzheimer’s Day on 21 September being a focal point.