World Alzheimer's Month

1-30 September
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World Alzheimer's Month

World Alzheimer’s Day takes place on 21 September and is part of World Alzheimer's Month. This year, we’re talking about the power of knowledge.

Learn more about dementia

By learning more about dementia and understanding changes in memory and behaviour, you and your loved ones can feel empowered to reach out for the help and support you need.

This month, we’re encouraging everyone to know the signs and symptoms of dementia so they can get the right diagnosis and support as quickly as possible.

What is World Alzheimer's Month?

World Alzheimer's Month is a global opportunity to raise awareness around, educate, encourage support of and demystify dementia.

What is the theme for World Alzheimer's Month?

The theme for World Alzheimer's Month in 2021 is 'Know dementia, know Alzheimer's'.

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What is World Alzheimer's Day?

World Alzheimer's Day is an international campaign to raise awareness and highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia. It is an opportunity for people and organisations to demonstrate how we can overcome these issues and help people live well with dementia.

When is World Alzheimer's Day?

World Alzheimer’s Day takes place every year on 21 September. It is the focus of World Alzheimer's Month during the month of September. 

Why is World Alzheimer's Month so important?

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 Alzheimer's Society has committed to work with partners on global research and campaigning, as well as sharing our learning, best practice and experience with one another.

What can I do during World Alzheimer's Month?

This World Alzheimer's Month, we are encouraging everyone to learn more about dementia. We have factsheets and booklets about dementia available to read online, download or order to your door.

You can also download our publications catalogue (PDF) for full details of all our print publications, accessible resources and practical tools.

Get your copy of dementia information

We produce a wide range of publications and factsheets designed to support and inform anyone affected by dementia.

See our full list of publications

If you have a question about dementia, call our support line to speak with our expert dementia advisers, or join the conversation in our online community, Talking Point.

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