The Friday Five – World Alzheimer’s Day
September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise dementia awareness and challenge stigma. Each year, Alzheimer associations from around the world unite to organize advocacy and information provision events, as well as Memory Walks and fundraising days. Monday, September 21st, is World Alzheimer’s Day and to celebrate this week’s Friday Five shares information about the disease, the latest in research, funding and what the future holds.
Alzheimer’s Disease International: World Alzheimer’s Month
World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign by Alzheimer’s Disease International every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. World Alzheimer’s Month was launched in 2012. World Alzheimer’s Day is on 21 September each year. ADI (@AlzDisInt) is the global voice on dementia. They raise awareness by supporting Alzheimer associations and individuals worldwide.
To mark the launch of our #WorldAlzReport on #WorldAlzDay, we’ll be hosting a global expert panel discussion around the built environment & how it impacts people living with invisible disabilities like #dementia. Learn more & register here: https://t.co/4dISgqwziZ pic.twitter.com/zUk2jTtLve
— ADI (@AlzDisInt) September 10, 2020
World Alzheimer’s Day 2020: History, Theme and Facts
Aviance Tech News (@aviancetec) provides the most complete and comprehensive daily coverage of science, technology and gadget news. Check out their latest blog post including facts about Alzheimer’s; and dementia, the history of World Alzheimer’s Day and the 2020 theme ‘Let’s talk about dementia’, and the stages of Alzheimer’s.
How the Brain Changes During Alzheimer’s Disease
Bright Focus Foundation (@_BrightFocus) funds exceptional scientific research worldwide to defeat Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, and glaucoma and provides expert information on these heartbreaking diseases. Over 50 million people live with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias in the world today. If breakthroughs are not discovered, rates could exceed 152 million by 2050. Learn more about how the brain changes during Alzheimer’s disease.
Risk Gene for Alzheimer’s has Early Effects on the Brain
Medical Xpress (@medical_xpress) discusses the report on in the scientific journal Current Biology (@CurrentBiology) conducted by Researchers from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the Ruhr-Universität Bochum. Findings inlcude: a genetic predisposition to late-onset Alzheimer’s disease affects how the brains of young adults cope with certain memory tasks.
— Medical Xpress (@medical_xpress) September 15, 2020
CDC Selects Alzheimer’s Association as National Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Risk Reduction
The Alzheimer’s Association (@alzassociation) announced that it has been selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (@CDCgov) as the BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Risk Reduction. The Association will lead a national effort to develop and disseminate public health strategies and resources aimed at reducing risk of cognitive decline and dementia. For the full press release click here.
We’ve been selected by @CDCgov as the BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence on Dementia Risk Reduction! We are excited to lead this national effort to develop public health strategies/resources aimed at reducing risk of cognitive decline & dementia risk: https://t.co/cRmUvFGG54
— Alzheimer’s Association (@alzassociation) September 8, 2020