Every year on September 21, the world celebrates World Alzheimer's Day, or World Alzheimer's Day. It was established in 1994 at the initiative of organizations involved in researching this disease and looking for ways to slow its progress.
Alzheimer's disease (senile dementia of the Alzheimer's type) is a neurodegenerative disease first described in 1906 by the German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer. As a rule, it is found in people over 65 years old, but there is also early Alzheimer's disease (a rare form).
In the world today there are about 50 million people suffering from senile dementia. According to experts, this figure will grow steadily and by 2050 will reach 152 million people. According to Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI), the world's leading volunteer organization for the care and support of people with Alzheimer's disease, a new case of dementia is diagnosed every three seconds worldwide.