World Alzheimer Day 2022: 21 September

World Alzheimer Day 2022: 21 September

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Category : Important Days Published on: September 22 2022

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  • World Alzheimer’s Day is observed annually on September 21 to raise awareness about the neurological disorder. 
  • Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and affects the person’s memory, mental ability, and ability to carry out simple tasks.
  • World Alzheimer’s Day 2022 is being celebrated to commemorate and raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, which are degenerative brain diseases that destroy the memory and other brain functions of a person.
  • World Alzheimer’s Day was first marked on September 21, 1994, at the opening of ADI’s annual conference in Edinburgh.
  • German psychiatrist by name of Alois Alzheimer first diagnosed the disease in 1901 in a 50-year-old woman, and thus, the degenerative disease got named after him.
  • In continuation with last year's campaign, this year too, the theme of World Alzheimer’s Day 2022 is "Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s."
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