World Alzheimer’s Day - September 21
Wed, Sep 21, 2022

World Alzheimer’s Day

World Alzheimer’s Day is celebrated on September 21 and is dedicated to the fight against one of the most common diseases. Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia, manifested by a complex of disorders that disrupt a person’s mental functions and do not allow him to live a full life. On September 21, scientists and doctors join forces in the search for new methods for diagnosing and treating this disease.

History

The disease is manifested by a deterioration in memory, a person is not able to perform the simplest life functions. According to statistics, up to 80% of all cases of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease. The disease is often referred to as familial because it affects all close relatives of the patient. World Alzheimer’s Day was founded in 1994 at the initiative of the International Alzheimer’s Disease Organization, which is responsible for the dissemination of information about pathology. On September 21, the organization celebrated its tenth anniversary, which was the date chosen for World Alzheimer’s Day.

Interesting Facts

  • The disease is named after Alois Alzheimer, a psychiatrist who first discovered the pathology in the early 20th century.
  • Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most common causes of death in the US.
  • The disease has no cure, and there are no preventive measures. The progression of the pathology also cannot be slowed down.
  • The main cause of the development of the disease is old age, but in the United States alone, more than 200 thousand patients with this diagnosis are under 65 years of age.
  • Every minute in the US, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, with such statistics, by 2050 the number of patients will exceed 14 million.

How to celebrate

Take an active part in activities dedicated to the dissemination of information about the disease. Learn more about pathology, share it on social networks, draw readers’ attention to this problem. Volunteer with a community organization or nursing home. If you don’t have free time, donate money.

When is World Alzheimer’s Day in 2022?

World Alzheimer’s Day is observed on September 21 each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Wednesday September 21 2022
Thursday September 21 2023
Saturday September 21 2024
Sunday September 21 2025
Monday September 21 2026

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