September is World Alzheimer's Month

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September is World Alzheimer's Month
« on: September 19, 2018, 04:16:36 PM »
Alzheimer’s disease is the cleverest thief because she not only steals from you, but she steals the very thing you need to remember what’s been stolen.--------------Jarod Kintz

The social stigma is the consequence of a lack of knowledge about dementia and it can have numerous long- and short-term effects, including:

    Dehumanisation of the person with dementia
    Strain within families and friendships
    A lack of sufficient care for people with dementia and their carers
    A lower rate of diagnosis of dementia
    Delayed diagnosis and support

The stigmatisation of dementia is a global problem and it is clear that the less we talk about dementia, the more the stigma will grow. This World Alzheimer’s Month we encourage you to find out more and play your part in reducing the stigma and improving the lives of people with dementia and their carers in your community.
World Alzheimer Report

In August 2015, ADI launched the World Alzheimer Report 2015, updating ADI's global dementia data. By carrying out a full update of previous systematic reviews, the report makes key recommendations to provide a global framework for action on dementia. The report also includes a systematic review of the evidence for and against recent trends in the prevalence and incidence of dementia over time, as well as an analysis of the broader societal impact of dementia.
Nahian Fyrose Fahim
Senior Lecturer ( Employee ID# 710001914)
Department of Pharmacy
Daffodil International University