Diagnosing Dementia: See It Sooner
Today (21 September 2009) is World Alzheimer's Day 2009. The theme this year is 'Diagnosing Dementia: See It Sooner'. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, affecting an estimated 400,000 people in Britain. This number is expected to grow to nearly a million within 20 years.
Every year on 21 September Alzheimer associations across the globe unite to recognise World Alzheimer's Day in many ways and 2009 is no exception with memory walks, open days, lectures, training courses, entertainment and conferences taking place internationally. Read about planned events for World Alzheimer's Day 2009 around the world.
Follow the links below for more information on World Alzheimer's Day
• Events taking place for World Alzheimer's Day 2009
• Report on World Alzheimer's Day 2008
• Frequently asked questions
• Previous World Alzheimer's Day campaigns
Latest News on Alzheimer’s
Genetic mutations that could account for more than one in five cases of Alzheimer’s disease have been found, in a significant leap forward for dementia research, scientists say.
British scientists have discovered two genes associated with the degenerative illness of the brain and their French colleagues uncovered a third. Having certain variations of the three genes could increase the risk of having “common” late-onset Alzheimer’s by ten to 15 per cent, the researchers say.
It is thought that cancelling out their effects could prevent almost 100,000 cases of Alzheimer’s disease in the UK each year.
By Communications Team on 21 September 2009 | 0 Comments