Alzheimer’s Day 2022 : …celebrated as ‘Alzheimer’s Day’; Learn the history and significance

Alzheimer’s Day 2022: September 21 is known as World Alzheimer’s Day. World Alzheimer’s Day 2022 is observed every year on 21 September to raise awareness about the disease. Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease of old age. In this disease, the patient’s ability to think clearly disappears and the person is unable to pay attention to himself. A German doctor named Alois Alzheimer discovered this disease in 1906. 

Over the years, Alzheimer’s has emerged as a common disease. Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that weakens a person’s brain and affects memory. Earlier this disease was mostly seen in the elderly. But, due to stress and depression, young people are also affected by this disease. Lack of awareness is also one of the reasons for the rise of Alzheimer’s. On ‘Alzheimer’s Day’ people are made aware of the symptoms, causes and treatment of this disease. 

Why celebrate World Alzheimer’s Day?

World Alzheimer’s Day is observed on 21 September every year. Alzheimer’s is a mental illness that people don’t take seriously. Most people believe that memory loss is normal with age. This is the reason why most people are facing many types of personality disorders without treatment. Not only in India, people in other countries are also ignoring this disease. Alzheimer’s Day is celebrated every year with the aim of changing this mindset of people. Through this, people globally are informed about the main symptoms, causes and treatment of Alzheimer’s.

What is the history of World Alzheimer’s Day?

World Alzheimer’s Day is celebrated worldwide every year since 2012. Alzheimer’s was first treated in 1901 on a German woman. Dr. German psychiatrist on this disease. Treated by Alois Alzheimer. The disease was named ‘Alzheimer’ after him. When Alzheimer’s disease celebrated its 10th anniversary on September 21, 1994, it was announced that the day would be observed globally every year. Since then many awareness campaigns and programs are organized in every country. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death worldwide. So it is necessary to take serious notice of this disease. 

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