On the 21st of September it is World Alzheimer´s Day. This day is established through the World Health Organization to get more attention for Alzheimer´s disease. Alzheimer´s disease is the most common type of dementia, and at this moment there are about 140.00 people who suffer from Alzheimer´s disease in the Netherlands. Alzheimer´s disease is a brain disease with psychiatric symptoms, which are the consequents of a physical collapse of the brains. This year the theme of World Alzheimer´s Day is a ´dementia friendly society´.
It is still unclear what the cause of Alzheimer´s disease is, just like the right treatment for it, which they still have not found. Unfortunately, finding a right medicine to treat Alzheimer´s disease is getting more important, because the life expectancy of people will increase in the next couple of years. That means that there will be more people who have to suffer from Alzheimer´s disease. It is very important that there will be collected as much money as possible, so there can be done more research after the cause of Alzheimer´s disease and they can search for a right medicine to treat the disease.
On World Alzheimer´s Day, and the preliminary days, everybody is trying to give as much attention as possible to this disease. It must be a day you will never forget. On the 21st of September there are a lot of activities, not only for patients, but also for the people who are in a direct environment of them. It is very important as well that they get to know more about Alzheimer´s disease, and that they can take better care of the people who are suffering from it.
For people who suffer from Alzheimer´s disease it is very important that they get enough care, because in the upcoming time it will be harder for them to take care of themselves. It happens regularly that patients of Alzheimer´s disease are going to wander, that it will be unsafe for them to use the stove or that they forget to take good care of themselves. On that area there can be used several systems, to secure the safety of the patients, so they can live (partly) independent for as long as possible.