World Alzheimer's Day - September 21
Thu Sep 21st

World Alzheimer's Day

World Alzheimer's Day, September 21st, takes place during World Alzheimer's Month. Health organizations around the world are focusing on raising concerns about this disease on World Alzheimer's Day.

Alzheimer's disease was the first diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease in 1906. Alzheimer's is a progressive brain disorder. Memory and reasoning skills are slowly losing importance as a result of the change. People with Alzheimer's eventually lose the ability to do simple tasks. Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia. Science hasn't found a cure at this time, nor is there a way to prevent the disease.

Alzheimer's disease affects 44 million people in the world. Alzheimer's disease in Western Europe is the most common of any of the world's locations. North America is close behind, with North America being close behind. 5.5 million people have the disease in the United States. Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States gets an Alzheimer's diagnosis.

Alzheimer's affects a greater number of people as the population ages, a larger number will be affected by Alzheimer's. For example, the incidence of Alzheimer's doubles in every five years rises beyond the age of 65. Alzheimer's is expected that by 2050, 16 million people in the United States will have Alzheimer's by 2050.

Alzheimer's is the country's sixth leading cause of death. It's the seventh deadliest place on the planet. In addition, the disorder causes more disability and poor health than any other disease. Life expectancy is from 4 to 8 years when someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Not only does the individual with Alzheimer's disease suffer, but their caregivers and family members have a difficult time as well. Caregivers often suffer with emotional and financial difficulties. Their physical stability has also decreased. Alzheimer's disease's global cost is estimated at over $6 billion. The disease is expected to cost over $1 trillion in the United States alone by 2050.

How to celebrate #worldalzheimersday

On World Alzheimer's Day, many health organizations host Alzheimer's walks. To raise concerns of Alzheimer's disease, organizations around the world host seminars and public events. In the past, buildings like the CN Tower in Toronto and several downtown Chicago buildings have been lit purple, the color of Alzheimer's awareness.

Wear a purple bracelet or ribbon if you want to commemorate World Alzheimer's Day. To help raise money, attend a walk or other event in your neighborhood to help raise awareness. Donate to Alzheimer's Association or Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI). Offer to find a support group for them and their caregivers if you know of a person with Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's disease prevention or cure. Learn more about ongoing research to find a vaccine or cure for Alzheimer's.

If you have been affected by Alzheimer's disease, please share your experience with others. When posting on social media, use #WorldAlzheimersDay.

History of the world alzheimer's day has a rich past

In 1994, Alzheimer's Disease International commemorated its tenth anniversary. World Alzheimer's Day is celebrated each year on September 21 as part of the association's centennial.