World Alzheimer's Day

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World Alzheimer's Day is celebrated every year on 21st September by all the countries of the world.


  • This day is celebrated to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease.
  • On this day, information related to the main symptoms, causes and treatment of Alzheimer's is provided to the people globally.

Theme of 2022 :

  • This year the theme for world Alzheimer's month 2022 is - know dementia, know Alzheimer's.

  • The theme aims to raise awareness about the importance of timely diagnosis, the warning signs of dementia and the need to fight Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Background of the day :

  • Named after Alois Alzheimer, a German psychiatrist, the disease is a neurological disorder that affects memory, thinking, and behaviour.

  • Alzheimer's Disease International was formed in 1984 and on its tenth founding day in 1994, 21 September, it was decided to start World Alzheimer's Day.

  • World Alzheimer’s Month started in 2012.

What is Alzheimer’s disease ?

  • Alzheimer's is a mental illness that affects older people more, this disease weakens their memory.

  • It is the most common type of dementia.

  • Alzheimer's occurs when there is a disturbance in the structure of proteins in the brain.

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