World Alzheimer's Day was established in 1994 by the World Health Organisation and the Alzheimer's Federation. Alzheimer's Disease Internationalwith the aim of drawing attention to and combating the stigma of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementiaIt is responsible for 50 to 75% of the cases of people with dementia.
It is a disease that mainly affects people over the age of 65 and is initially difficult to diagnose due to its association with age-related complaints and depressive symptoms. (source: order of nurses)
It is characterised by a severe progressive deterioration of cognitive functioning, with repercussions on the individual's social, professional and family life and behaviour. The memory changes, language, mood, personality, basic and instrumental activities of daily living, social interaction, to which answers need to be found.