September 21: World Alzheimer’s Day, 2020
World Alzheimer’s Day is observed on September 21 across the world. The day is observed to raise awareness about the neurological condition, underlying causes, symptoms and its management.
World Alzheimer’s Month
- The month is a global opportunity to raise awareness, to educate, tp encourage, to support and to demystify the stigma surrounding the dementia.
- The theme for World Alzheimer’s Month in 2020 is ‘Let’s talk about dementia’.
- September 2020 is the 9th World Alzheimer’s Month.
- The campaign was launched in 2012.
- 2 out of every 3 people believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their respective countries.
- Though the impact of World Alzheimer’s Month is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation is still a global problem.
- As per the Dementia India Report 2010 by the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI), there were around 3.7 million Indians with dementia in 2010. The report also projected that the number would rise to 7.6 million by 2030.
Importance of World Alzheimer’s Month
Dementia has become one of the biggest challenges globally. Nearly 50 million people are living with dementia all across the world. So to tackle the challenge, the Alzheimer month bring together the people to work together, collaborate and share best practice with each another. So, the Alzheimer’s Society is working with partners on global research and campaigning, sharing their learning, best practice and experiences.
What is Alzheimer?
Alzheimer’s is a neurological disorder that causes problems of memory loss, thinking skills, and behaviour. Memory loss and confusion are the main symptoms associated with the disorder. Though, there are no proper cure for the disease. But , medication and management strategies can improve the conditions.