World Alzheimer's Month

September is World Alzheimer's Month, a time to raise awareness and reduce the stigma around Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

What is World Alzheimer’s Month?

World Alzheimer’s Month was launched in 2012 by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) as an international campaign to raise awareness, challenge stigma, and increase education around dementia. It takes place every September with events and initiatives happening all over the world.

Importance of Awareness

There are currently over 50 million people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia globally, with numbers expected to rise dramatically in the coming decades. However, stigma and misinformation continue to surround these conditions. World Alzheimer’s Month aims to increase understanding, promote early diagnosis, improve care and research, and let those impacted know they are not alone.

Get Involved

Here are some ways you can get involved this September for World Alzheimer’s Month:

  • Wear a forget-me-not flower pin to raise awareness. This is the official symbol of the campaign.
  • Participate in an Alzheimer’s walk or fundraiser in your local community.
  • Support charity organizations through donations or volunteer work.
  • Educate yourself and others by reading up on the signs, symptoms, treatments, and latest research.
  • Follow #WorldAlzMonth on social media and share posts from credible sources.
  • Watch awareness films and documentaries to gain understanding.
  • Reach out to loved ones affected and offer support. Fight stigma through compassion.

Let’s all work to increase Alzheimer’s awareness and create a more inclusive, understanding world for those living with dementia. Little steps can make a big impact.