What is World Alzheimer’s Month?
World Alzheimer’s Month is here, but what is it all about?
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia in the UK. With 850,000 people living with the condition, and numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. This will soar to 2 million by 2051.
Globally, there are an estimated 46.8 million people living with dementia and the numbers affected will double every 20 years, rising to 115.4 million in 2050.
When you take into consideration all the families and friends who provide support and the demands placed on health care, this is a massive topic which goes across all levels of society internationally.
Alzheimer’s Disease International coordinates the month and it provides a valuable focal point for regional and international bodies to raise awareness, educate and gain support for a condition which severely affects the lives of many older people around the world.