World Alzheimer’s Day – September 21st 2011

World Alzheimer’s Day was first launched by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) at their 10th anniversary annual conference in Edinburgh on 21st September 1994. This worldwide event provides an opportunity for Alzheimer’s associations to unite globally, drawing awareness to the seriousness of the disease, as well as educating and challenging people’s misconceptions about dementia.

“Faces of dementia” is the theme of World Alzheimer’s Day 2011, highlighting and supporting the international diversity of people with dementia, their carers and families. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, affecting approximately 24 million individuals worldwide.  Find out about World Alzheimer’s Day 2011 events in your country.

To mark World Alzheimer’s Day, Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy is highlighting some of the most exciting and influential recent research in the area.  An investigation of responses to cholinesterase inhibitor therapy was well received in July 2011 and recently an article exploring a new observing rating instrument evaluating Alzheimer’s disease severity made a big impact in the field.

Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy is the major forum for translational research into Alzheimer’s disease and associated conditions. It is dedicated to publishing international peer-reviewed articles of outstanding quality, at the forefront of scientific breakthroughs in the field.

Kathryn Smith

In-house Editor, Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy

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