Every Year, World Alzheimer’s Day is observed on 21 September. The aim behind celebrating Alzheimer’s Day is to make more to more people aware of the Causes, Symptoms, and Seriousness of Alzheimer’s disease. Let us tell you, Alzheimer’s is a neurologic disorder and causes problems like Brain Shrinkage, Brain Cells Die, etc. Alzheimer’s is also a common cause of loss of memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking abilities. As per recent data of WHO, Alzheimer’s is the 7th death leading disease in the USA. Most people die of Alzheimer’s aged above 65. Let us tell you more deeply about World Alzheimer’s Day, its 2021 Theme, History, Significance and Activities and more.
History, and Significance
Alzheimer’s disease was first discovered in 1906 by German psychiatrist and neuropathologist Dr Alzheimer. He noticed changes in the brain tissue of a woman who had died of an unusual mental illness. World Alzheimer’s Day was first observed in 2012. Actually, the whole of September month is known as World Alzheimer’s Month. There’s currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. But there is a medicine available that can temporarily reduce the symptoms.
The purple colour ribbon represents Alzheimer’s. On Alzheimer’s Day, Alzheimer’s Association hosts various programs all around the world to create awareness among people.
- Listen to the person’s favorite music
- Watch a favorite sport on television
- Look at family photo albums
- Play checkers or dominos
- Watch dogs at a dog park
- Play horseshoes
- Sweep the porch or patio
- Sit on the porch and drink coffee, hot chocolate or lemonade
World Alzheimer’s Day 2021 Theme
The Theme of World Alzheimer’s Day 2021 has not been announced yet. Talking about last year’s theme, the theme of World Alzheimer’s Day 2020 was “Let’s talk about dementia“.
When does Alzheimer’s start?
The disease mostly affects older adults. But as per WHO’s research, the disease can also affect people, who are in their 30s or 40s. Alzheimer’s is known from different names as per age criteria. When a person is affected by the disease under 65 age, it’s called early-onset Alzheimer disease.