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World Alzheimer’s Month

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 Awareness

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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 involve yourself despite many events cancellations 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.

Take care of tour brain

Brain Matter’s Researchs’ dedication to finding practical solutions for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is our mission. 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.

References:

https://www.alz.co.uk/world-alzheimers-month#:~:text=September%20is%20World%20Alzheimer’s%20Month,on%2021%20September%20each%20year.

https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/facts-figures

2 thoughts on “World Alzheimer’s Month”

  1. I have just submitted an application to participate in your Alzheimer’s Study. My Grandmother died of complications of Alzheimer’s. Most of us can identify with sad progressive cycle of losing a dear one this way. My Mother is now in late stages of Alzheimer’s at a full time care facility, out of state near a sibling. Because of the pandemic, the last visit I had was last winter. She sort of knew who I was, but that faded in out. Tomorrow, I dare take the of risk flying to see her for her 85th Birthday. (An outdoor fully distanced/masked thru the glass visit) It will no doubt be a bittersweet day. I am elated to finally see her, but I’ve been told although otherwise quite healthy, she probably will not know who I am at all. I’ve been grieving the loss of the Mother I once knew for several years now. I pray, that anyone who can contribute in any way, no matter how small, will do so. I really don’t want to leave this world this way. But, fact is, I probably will. Maybe you will too. Please join the fight!!

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