September 2014 marks the Global Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise awareness and challenge stigma. Since 1994, Alzheimer associations across the globe commemorate 21 September as World Alzheimer’s Day. In 2014, Alzheimer’s Disease International and its member national associations across the world have decided to celebrate the month of September as World Alzheimer’s Month.
In September 2014, all Alzheimer’s association around the world will mark the World Alzheimer’s Month with awareness-raising activities taking place over 30 days. World Alzheimer’s Day on 21 September will play a key role in the month as the coordinated international effort reaches its peak. World Alzheimer’s Month will offer Alzheimer associations the opportunity to reach more individuals and groups and increase their efforts to call for improved support services for people with dementia and their carers.
The theme for World Alzheimer’s Month 2014 is ‘Dementia: can we reduce the risk?’.