World Alzheimer's Day - 21 September

World Alzheimer's Day - 21 September

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Category : Important Days Published on: September 22 2021

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·         World Alzheimer's Day is observed on 21 September during World Alzheimer's Month.

·         On World Alzheimer's Day, health organizations around the world focus their efforts on raising awareness of the disease.

·         Alzheimer's is a progressive brain disorder. Alzheimer's disease was first diagnosed in 1906.

·         Alzheimer's disease International celebrated its 10th anniversary in 1994. As part of that celebration, the association established World Alzheimer's Day to be observed on 21 September each year.

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v  Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland

v  Founded: 7 April 1948

v  The theme for this year's World Health Day is Depression: Let's Talk.

v  According to the WHO, the Japanese have the highest healthy life expectancy at 74.5 years,

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