World Alzheimer's Day: 21 September

Dementia in the spotlight: evidence and experience

World Alzheimer’s Day, September 21st of each year, is a day on which organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning.

Many of us are caring for a family member with dementia, know someone with dementia, or may be looking ahead to our own futures, perhaps wondering what we could do to avoid or delay developing dementia ourselves. There are also many working in health and social care, and numerous third sector organisations, looking after and supporting people with dementia; and researchers working to change the future of dementia. There can’t be very many of us not touched by dementia in some way. 

Take a look at these Evidently Cochrane blog posts featuring Cochrane Review evidence: 

You can also follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #dementiaspotlight
Thursday, September 21, 2017