World Alzheimer's Month is observed in September and sponsored by Alzheimer's Disease International. This international campaign raises awareness and challenges the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer's Month was launched in 2012.
World Alzheimer's Day is observed on September 21 each year. September 2018 will mark the 7th global World Alzheimer's Month, and will utilize the theme of Remember Me to highlight the importance of early detection and diagnosis of dementia. Two out of every three people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their country. World Alzheimer's Month is growing, but the stigmatization and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global problem that requires global action.
According to the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, a major focus of Alzheimer's resesarch is to find a way to detect the disease before irreversible brain damage occurs. Tau protein builds up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's but is difficult to test. Chilean researchers have now devised a test that can detect tau in blood platelets. A study of 53 people with Alzheimer's and 37 healthy people confirmed that those with Alzheimer's have higher levels of tau in their blood. The researchers hope this could lead to a simple, inexpensive blood test for earlier diagnosis.
World Alzheimer's Month Sponsor:
Alzheimer's Disease International
To learn more, visit http://www.alz.co.uk/wam
The awareness color for Alzheimer's Disease is Purple.
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