World Alzheimer’s Day 2019

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World Alzheimer’s Day takes place on 21 September and is part of World Alzheimer’s Month. This year’s focus is ‘stigma’, and the Alzheimer’s Society needs your help to break the stereotypes and myths that surround a dementia diagnosis.


What is World Alzheimer’s Day?

World Alzheimer’s Day is an international campaign to raise awareness and highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia. It’s an opportunity for people and organisations to demonstrate how we can overcome these issues and help people live well with dementia.

Globally, dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face, with nearly 50 million people living with dementia worldwide. To tackle this global dementia challenge, we need to work together and to collaborate and share best practice with one another.

This is why the Alzheimer’s Society has committed to working with partners on global research and campaigning, as well as sharing our learning, best practice and experience with one another.

What can I do on World Alzheimer’s Day?

This World Alzheimer’s Day, we’re asking you to help us challenge stigma and grow the global Dementia Friends movement. You can do this by becoming a Dementia Friend, or – if you’re already a Dementia Friend – sharing this page with friends, family and colleagues.