World Alzheimer’s Month

World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign from Alzheimer's Disease International that takes place every September.

Every September, people come together from all around the world to raise awareness and to challenge the stigma that persists around dementia. September 2021 marks the 10th year of this vital global awareness raising campaign.

21 September also marks World Alzheimer’s Day. For ADI, World Alzheimer’s Day typically coincides with the launch of our World Alzheimer Report. In 2021, our report will focus on diagnosis.

This year’s campaign will shine a light on the warning signs of dementia, encouraging people to seek out information, advice and support, as well as contacting the Alzheimer’s or dementia association in their country.  

It is only through a truly global effort that we can raise much needed awareness and challenge the stigma and misinformation that still surrounds dementia, and we are calling on everyone to do something during September, however small or large, through our campaign ‘Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s’.

Learn more about this year’s theme

 

How do I get involved?

There are many ways to get involved with World Alzheimer’s Month, whether it be sharing messages on social media or attending events and activities put on by your local Alzheimer’s association. No action is too small.

We are calling on everyone, from individuals to large organisations, including every Alzheimer’s and dementia association globally, to support World Alzheimer’s Month by getting involved and sharing our messages on social media, alongside the campaign hashtags of #KnowDementia and #KnowAlzheimers.

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It is only through a truly global effort that we can raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia – so no matter how small or large your contribution, plan now to do something this World Alzheimer’s Month.

Not sure where to start? We have put together a campaign toolkit which contains ideas, messages and tips to help support World Alzheimer’s Month, as well as social media banners and posters. Campaign materials are offered in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Sponsors

We couldn’t achieve all that we do during World Alzheimer’s Month without the kind and ongoing support of our sponsors.

 

World Alzheimer’s Month Champions

Biogen and Roche

World Alzheimer’s Month Partners


Janssen Neuroscience, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical and Novo Nordisk

World Alzheimer’s Month Sponsors

AbbVie, Acadia, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, GE Healthcare, GT Diagnostics, Home Instead, IQVIA and MSD

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In order for us to continue the work we do, we ask that you consider helping us by taking a moment to donate what you can to support our work.

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