Marking World Alzheimer’s Day – Thursday 21st September 2023
Published: Thursday 21st September 2023
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What is World Alzheimer’s Day?
Thursday 21st September marks World Alzheimer’s Day – a global effort to raise awareness and challenge the stigma around Alzheimer’s and other dementia.
Why is it important to mark World Alzheimer’s Day?
Dementia is one of the biggest healthcare challenges we face, in fact, the World Health Organisation estimates that there are over 55 million people worldwide living with the condition, with nearly 10 million diagnosed each year.
World Alzheimer’s Day gives people the opportunity to share their experiences about Alzheimer’s and to raise awareness about this life-changing condition.
How you can join in with World Alzheimer’s Day
Simply by creating a social media post using the hashtag #WorldAlzheimersDay on 21st September, you can engage with this very important campaign.
What is Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s disease is a physical illness which damages a person’s brain.
This eventually causes dementia.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia.
It is important to remember that everyone experiences dementia differently. However, the most common symptoms include, but are not limited to, memory loss, difficulty when making decisions, misperception/hallucinations, communication problems, confusion and mood changes.
Why is it important to get an early diagnosis?
An early diagnosis can greatly help those living with the condition to understand what type of dementia they have and what support is available to them. An early diagnosis will also help families/loved ones plan ahead for the future on important issues such as care, legal and financial matters.
What support is available to people living with the condition and their family/loved ones?
Agincare’s specialist Alzheimer’s care services can make a real difference to the quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.
Each person’s experience with Alzheimer’s is unique. We recognise that all people, regardless of their diagnosis or the stage of Alzheimer’s they are at, have their own strengths to call upon, their own capabilities, wishes and their personal experiences.
We want to help people living with Alzheimer’s live as fulfilling a life as possible. We have different ways we can care for you, depending on your needs, situation, symptoms, likes and dislikes. We take everything into account and use our years of experience to work with you and your family to find a solution that’s right for you.
For further information of how Agincare can support you or a loved one with dementia care, click here.