September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia among older adults. It involves parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language and can seriously affect a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. Approximately 18 million people worldwide have Alzheimer’s disease. This number is expected to grow to 34 million people by 2025.

September is World Alzheimer’s Month and September 21, World Alzheimer’s Day, plays a key role in the month as the coordinated international effort reaches its peak. The theme for World Alzheimer’s Month 2012 is, “Dementia: Living Together.” The purpose of this month is to reduce the stigma associated with dementia and make communities more dementia-friendly.

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