World Alzheimer’s Month 2021
Every September, people come together from all around the world to raise awareness and to challenge the stigma that persists around dementia. September 2021 marks the 10th year of this vital global awareness raising campaign.
World Alzheimer’s Day is held on Tuesday, September 21st.
This year’s World Alzheimer’s Month will centre around the 10 warning signs of dementia and the importance of a timely diagnosis Read more about this year’s theme here
World Alzheimer Report 2021, which will be released by Alzheimer’s Disease International World Alzheimer’s Day, Tuesday, September 21st, will focus on diagnosis. For more info on our website about signs and symptoms and diagnosis, click here
This year’s campaign will shine a light on the warning signs of dementia, encouraging people to seek out information, advice and support, as well as contacting the Alzheimer’s or dementia association in their country.
It is only through a truly global effort that we can raise much needed awareness and challenge the stigma and misinformation that still surrounds dementia, and we are calling on everyone to do something during September, however small or large, through our campaign ‘Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s’.
There’s lots coming up during the month including …
● Our usual supports, services, information and Alzheimer’s helpline 1800 341 341 open throughout September
● Alzheimer’s Memory Walk on Sunday, September 19th
● GT5K on Wednesday, 8th September
● Irish Camino on 2nd-5th September
● Pre-Budget Submission 2022 launch on Friday, September 24th
● New report from Alzheimer Disease International (ADI) on Wednesday, September 21st
● All the news and updates from our partners on the HSE’s Dementia: Understand Together – available here