World Alzheimer's Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which Alzheimer's organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer's and dementia and is part of World Alzheimer's Month. This year's focus is stigma. 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.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning. Every 68 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer's disease. Known as a family disease, because the chronic stress of watching a loved one slowly decline affects everyone, Alzheimer's can be extremely impactful. Simple changes to your everyday life can protect the brain, body and heart and can help reduce the risk of developing dementia. Visit yourbrainmatters.org.au for more information.
In Australia more than 436,000 Australians are living with dementia, with an estimated 250 people with dementia joining the population each day which is estimated to increase to almost 1.1 million in 2056 in Australia if there is no medical breakthrough. To find out more about dementia and caring for your loved one with dementia, download our Dementia Guide.
Dementia Action Week / 16–22 September 2019
Formerly Dementia Awareness Month, this year Dementia Australia is bringing you Dementia Action Week from the 16 to 22 September to include World Alzheimer's Day on the 21 September.
The theme for Dementia Action Week is "Dementia doesn't discriminate. Do you?" Dementia Australia are inviting the community to join in a conversation about discrimination and dementia.
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