World Alzheimer's Day

Unite against dementia on World Alzheimer's Day.


On World Alzheimer's Day (21 September 2017) we shared Peter Lyttle's story across our blog and social media channels. Peter’s dementia journey was turned around when he met Dementia Adviser Elaine, and he’s now playing his part in the dementia movement by using his experience to help others with the condition.

'I feel like a lucky man as I know I can help people - and I try and help as many people as I can.'

There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, like Peter. Many still face the condition alone and without adequate support.

Together we can change this. Help us reach everyone affected by dementia whoever and wherever they are, so they feel included and supported to live a life they choose. Unite against dementia today and donate.

Catch up with Peter's story on our blog

In a three-part blog series, Peter Lyttle describes overcoming a difficult diagnosis and why he was inspired to help other people in a similar position.

Read Peter's story

What is World Alzheimer's Day?

Every year World Alzheimer’s Day takes place on 21 September, and is the focus of World Alzheimer's Month in September. It’s an opportunity for organisations and individuals around the world to raise awareness, highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia and demonstrate how we can overcome them to help people live well with dementia.

Globally, dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face, with nearly 50 million people living with dementia worldwide. To tackle this global dementia challenge we need to work together, and to collaborate and share best practice with one another.

This is why we have committed to work with partners on global research and campaigning, to share our learning, best practice and experience with one another, to share Dementia Friends as a global movement, and to forge partnerships as part of the Global Alzheimer's & Dementia Action Alliance.

Find out more about our international work and how you can be part of the global movement

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