September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Dementia is not a normal part of aging.

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise dementia awareness and challenge stigma each year.

Evidence suggests that when people with dementia and their families are well prepared and supported, feelings of shock, anger and grief are balanced by a sense of reassurance and empowerment

Learn about the 12 risk factors for dementia and about how you can reduce your risk.

In many parts of the world, access to receiving a diagnosis, as well as support following a diagnosis, is insufficient, difficult to access or not available at all. Alongside drugs and medical supports, social support, including dementia friendly design, social activities, reminiscence sessions, respite, are vital to maximize the independence of people living with dementia and their carers

Following a diagnosis of dementia, it is vital that support for carers is in place, so that the person diagnosed has a strong post-diagnosis support system around them.