Here at Arjo, we are committed to improving the everyday lives of people affected by reduced mobility and age-related health challenges. As part World Alzheimer's Month we will be joining the campaign to spread awareness about dementia.
Dementia is a collective name for progressive degenerative brain syndromes which affect memory, thinking, behaviour and emotion. Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia are the most common types of dementia, responsible for up to 90% of cases of dementia.
While someone in the world 'develops dementia every 3 seconds', the disease is not a normal part of aging. Awareness for increased research and understanding of the disease is essential as this could lead to new treatments and a possible cure.
September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise dementia awareness and challenge stigma. Each year, Alzheimer associations from around the world unite to organize advocacy and information provision events, as well as Memory Walks and fundraising days.
The impact of this campaign is growing, but the stigmatization and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global issue. Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. This September is our time for action, when the global dementia family unites to call for and demand change.
World Alzheimer’s Month is coordinated by Alzheimer’s disease International (ADI), the umbrella organization of Alzheimer associations around the world.
To join the campaign visit www.worldalzmonth.org and see how you can get involved.