September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and for the 5 million Americans living with this disease, the time is now to break the stigma and misinformation. By 2050, the cases of Alzheimer’s are projected to increase to 14 million. There is no time to waste. This September, join with those who have Alzheimer’s or are impacted by this devastating disease.
Alzheimer’s Disease International states that ”2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries.” World Alzheimer’s month was initially launched in 2012 to fight the stigmatization and misinformation surrounding Alzheimer’s and other dementias. This is a global problem, and that requires a global solution.
There are still ways to get involved despite many events being canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The U.S. theme is “Let’s Talk About Alzheimer’s and Dementia and Recent Research Findings in Latinos.” To learn more about events in your area, visit the World Alzheimer’s Month website.
The First Survivor of Alzheimer’s is Out There
At this time, no existing treatments can prevent the disease from progressing, though some therapies can slow the inevitable progression if caught early. Another way World Alzheimer’s Month is making a difference in raising money to fund research to improve detection, prevention, and management of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Volunteers participating in these research studies play a vital role in these possible improvements making it to the public. Volunteers with a family history of Alzheimer’s or those diagnosed can help in the journey to find the first survivor.
Brain Matter’s Research is dedicated to finding practical solutions for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. If you or a loved one has Alzheimer’s, clinical research studies may be an option. To learn more about upcoming study opportunities or to schedule a free memory screen, visit our website here, or call (561) 374-8461.