World Alzheimer’s Day 2021: Theme, History, Significance and Symptoms
World Alzheimer’s day is observed on 21st September every year across the world in order to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The main purpose of this day is to create awareness about the stigma that runs around Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia and motivate those who are suffering from it.
World Alzheimer Day 2021: Theme
- The theme 2021 for World Alzheimer Day is ‘Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s’, and it will pay attention on warning signs of dementia.
Early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease
Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that weakens memory and other mental functions. In 1901, German psychiatrist, Alois Alzheimer first diagnosed the disease in a 50-year-old woman. The disease is named after Alois Alzheimer.
- Disruptive memory loss
- Misplacing objects
- Difficult in organizing thoughts and planning
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks
- Trouble with spatial relationships, and so on
World Alzheimer Day FAQs
When is World Alzheimer’s Day observed?
On the day of September 21st, the world acknowledges the day with the goal of creating awareness of the disease, common symptoms, and risk factors every year.
What is the Theme of World Alzheimer’s Day 2021?
The theme 2021 for World Alzheimer Day is ‘Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s’.
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