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For World Alzheimer’s Month, Let’s Raise Awareness and Challenge the Stigma

World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign held every September by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer’s Day is on September 21st. Two out of every three people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries. The impact of World Alzheimer’s Month is growing, but the stigmatization and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global problem requiring global action. World Alzheimer’s Month seeks to unite opinion leaders, people with dementia, caregivers and family, medical professionals, researchers and the media from all around the world. More information about the campaign can be found at https://www.worldalzmonth.org/ . Dementia is a collective name for progressive degenerative brain syndromes that affect memory, thinking, behavior and emotion. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type, affecting up to 90% of people living with dementia. Other types include vascular, Lewy bodies and frontal-temporal dementia. Raising Awareness Dakota Home Care is committed to supporting the goals of World Alzheimer’s Month. We respectfully provide specialized home care assistance for clients with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We work with the local Alzheimer’s Association for education and training and facilitate home consults with their specialists. We provide in-house, online and hands-on training for caregivers. Through our blog, we also raise awareness about dementia and caring for those who have it. You can learn more about these 10 related topics by clicking on the links: Increase Your Understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease Can Lifestyle Changes Affect the Onset or Progress of Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s Progression: Is It Possible to Predict? Diagnosing Dementia—a Personal Story “Why did I do that!?!” Caring for a person with impaired judgment and decision-making ability. How to Make Your Home More Comfortable for a loved One with Dementia Why a Daily Routine Is Important

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