On this day, the world concentrates its efforts on creating awareness of Alzheimer’s disease, which is among the most prevalent forms of dementia – a set of disorders that disrupt mental function. World’s Alzheimer’s Day acts as the focal point of World Alzheimer’s Month (observed in September), and serves to sensitize, educate, and demystify dementia.
This international day of recognition serves as the perfect opportunity for us to raise our voices and find new ways of fighting the disease’s effects. To mark this observance, concerned individuals and organizations can participate by creating awareness in their communities and reaching out to their nation’s Alzheimer’s association.
For more information about World Alzheimer’s Day, or to get involved in local events commemorating this day, visit Alzheimer's Association.