World Alzheimer’s Month
Do you know what month it is? It is World Alzheimer’s Month! World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADL). This campaign takes place every September to raise awareness and to help educate people who are uninformed about this disease.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, in the United States, 5.7 million people are living with dementia. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for approximately 60% to 70% of these cases.
Globally, 2 out of 3 people have little or no understanding of what dementia is. Therefore, it is extremely important to raise awareness about this disease for people who do not know what is happening to them or to educate family members.