Today is World Alzheimer's Day
World Alzheimer's Day is celebrated every year on 21 September.
The day aims to spread awareness about Alzheimer’s, which is the most common form of dementia in older adults.
Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions.
The day highlights the importance of early identification and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Memory loss and confusion are the main symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. However, symptoms of Alzheimer’s vary from person to person.
There is no cure for the disease but medication and management strategies may temporarily improve the symptoms.