World Alzheimer’s Day is observed on September 21 across the world in order to create awareness about the most common form of dementia that leads to progressive memory loss and affects many other mental functions.
This year, the theme of World Alzheimer’s Day is to raise awareness about the medical condition, stigma and how to break stereotypes and myths related to dementia.
According the reports of 2018, one person suffers from Alzheimer every three seconds in world. Moreover, as per 2017 reports, at least 50 million people worldwide is living with the symptoms of dementia and it is predicted that the number might double every 20 years, reaching 131.5 million in 2050. However, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) reports the number may get even higher to 152 million by 2050.
Here are some facts you should know about Alzheimer’s:
- Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia that leads to memory loss such as forgetting names, dates or even asking the same thing again and again.
- Some of the most common symptoms of this condition are depression, laziness, social isolation, mood swings, irritation, aggressiveness, unusual sleeping habits, delusions.
- Moreover, if you are facing difficulty in sleeping or have developed poor sleeping habits; this could be due to increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Some tips to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease includes regular exercise, fresh and healthy diets and avoiding high-fat foods.
The only way to fight the disease is to create awareness about the disease and spread knowledge about the same that can surely help reduce the effect of Alzheimer’s if not cured.