September marks the start of World Alzheimer’s Month, a global initiative with the mission of raising awareness about dementia and supporting those who are affected by the disease and their loved ones.
Dementia poses a significant challenge to the aging population, with nearly 50 million people living with the disease across the globe. It is widely accepted that the burden of dementia is felt both by the person living with the disease and the people around them. Caregivers are faced with physical, emotional, and financial pressures which can cause a great deal of stress.
This year, the theme for World Alzheimer’s Month is ‘Know dementia, know Alzheimer’s’. The campaign urges people to learn more about dementia and collaborate with others to learn and share best practices for managing this disease.
To learn more about dementia and find out how you can get involved with World Alzheimer’s Month, visit https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved/world-alzheimers-month.