More than 28 years claiming visibility for Alzheimer's
September arrives and with it a very important date for all people living with Alzheimer's, as well as for their families and caregivers.
21st September marks World Alzheimer's Day, a date established by the World Health Organization (WHO), with the endorsement of Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI).
Since 1994, we all have been claiming that Alzheimer's must be treated as a first-order disease by public administrations and institutions.
Alzheimer's is already considered the new epidemic of the 21st century. Why? Because in 30 years the number of cases will triple, reaching 131 million people who will be diagnosed with dementia.
Therefore, what do we claim (entities, relatives and people with Alzheimer's) during the Alzheimer’s month?
1. Provide more resources for research and promote public-private collaboration.
2. More support for families and caregivers from public administrations.
3. Make the disease visible as a first-level pathology and act accordingly.
4. Make society aware of the importance of prevention.
5. Eradicate the stigmatization that a person suffers from being diagnosed with Alzheimer's.
At Ace we are aware that we have to go hand in hand with institutions, associations and entities that promote the necessary changes and understand the impact of dementia.
For this reason, World Alzheimer's Day is a useful tool to remind society of the importance of a timely diagnosis and of putting resources into research, to find an effective treatment that will make Alzheimer's history.
Until then, at Ace we will continue working on the diagnosis, treatment and research of the disease, and offering training to professionals and society, so that one day in the not too distant future, 21st September will be just another day.