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World Alzheimer's Day (21st September)

World Alzheimer’s day takes place on 21st September and is an opportunity to raise awareness about this progressive condition.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, which is a group of symptoms associated with a decline in mental abilities such as memory and reasoning.

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s leading specialist dementia charity and works to improve the lives of everyone affected by dementia. According to Alzheimer Scotland approximately 84,000 people have dementia in Scotland in 2012.

If you are affected by dementia, information about local services and support available can be found by contacting the Dementia Helpline on 0808 808 3000. For emotional support please contact the Breathing Space team on 0800 83 85 87.

Find out more on the Alzheimer Scotland website.