21 September is World Alzheimer's Day and Alzheimer Scotland is raising awareness of the illness and the support that we offer to people living with dementia, as well as their carers and families.
There’s lots of ways you can help to spread the word to raise awareness, reduce the stigma and ensure nobody faces dementia alone;
- Share our social media posts on Twitter or Facebook
- Join the conversation using #WAM2018
- Become a Dementia Friend
- Walk with us
- Volunteer with us
- Fundraise for us
- Become a Member
Dementia is a term used to describe different brain disorders that affect memory, thinking, behaviour and emotion.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. Other causes include vascular disease, dementia with Lewy bodies and fronto-temporal dementia.