World Alzheimer’s Month takes place every September as a period to raise awareness of the impact dementia has on older adults across the globe. In the U.S. alone, approximately 5.3 million adults have Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. It’s important that everyone, from doctors and caregivers to friends of someone impacted by memory loss, is spreading word of the condition this month.
World Alzheimer’s Month was launched in 2012 by London’s Alzheimer’s Disease International. This followed the organization’s decision to make Sept. 21 World Alzheimer’s Day in 1994. While the 21st remains a worldwide day of awareness, ADI thought …read more