Wednesday, September 19, 2007

September 21st is World Alzheimer's Day

Welcome to the World Alzheimer's Day™ section of Alzheimer's Disease International's (ADI) website.

World Alzheimer's Day™, 21 September each year, is a day on which Alzheimer associations concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about dementia. There are an estimated 24 million people around the world who currently have dementia.

Each year a theme is selected about which ADI prepares and distributes promotional materials to our member Alzheimer associations, other organisations and individuals around the world. Getting people to campaign collectively on a unifying theme in their country is the most effective way of bringing dementia to the global attention of governments, opinion leaders, medical professionals, people with dementia and their carers.

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