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 dementia – and urging everyone to join in the conversation by becoming Dementia Friends.

Let's talk about dementia

This World Alzheimer's Month, we are highlighting the importance of talking about dementia. We want to raise awareness of how it impacts the daily lives of people affected by the condition and challenge the stigma that surrounds it.

We know that receiving a dementia diagnosis can leave a person feeling very alone. We have also spoken to primary carers who feel isolated since their loved one received a diagnosis. But you are not alone — Alzheimer's Society is here to support you.

Let's shine a spotlight on dementia and highlight how taking the time to talk about dementia can have a huge impact for people affected by it.

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 2020 is 'Let's talk about dementia'.

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're asking you to break the silence around dementia. You can join our Dementia Friends movement, or help by sharing this page with friends, family and colleagues.

Become a Dementia Friend

Learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and join our global Dementia Friends movement.

Join Dementia Friends

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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Share this page and help us break the silence this World Alzheimer's Month