World Alzheimer’s Month is an international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. There are more than 50 million people in the world with Dementia. This is expected to rise to 152 million by 2050. Over 50% of family caregivers globally say their health has suffered as a result of caring for a loved one even though they have positive feelings about taking on the role.
Alzheimer’s disease has taken over from cancer to become the U.S.’s most feared disease. It kills more people in the U.S. annually than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. It’s also now the number one cause of death in England and Wales. There is a new case in the world every three seconds. Blink twice, and that’s another one.
Home Care can be a source of relief for many struggling families. Use September to inform others on Dementia around the world. Be a beacon to family caregivers who need support through this difficult journey. For more information visit www.worldalzmonth.org.