World Alzheimer’s Day
World Alzheimer’s Day: Caring for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Every September, people come together from all around the world to raise awareness and to challenge the stigma that persists around dementia. September 2021 marks the 10th year of this vital global awareness raising campaign.
Alzheimer’s- A progressive brain disorder first diagnosed in 1906 currently affects millions of families worldwide. This slowly progressive disease affects someone in the world every three seconds who develops dementia/Alzheimer’s. A higher percentage of those affected with Alzheimer’s is common as the population ages. Alzheimer’s affects patients, their families, friends, and caregivers causing stress and emotional trauma. Besides it also affects their physical health and financial stability.