World Alzheimer’s Month
With the care system in a state of flux, and the number of people suffering from dementia continuing to grow, a boiler’s ability to provide warning signs that trigger a visit will become invaluable, says Terri Taylor, Marketing Coordinator, Intergas Boilers.
September is World Alzheimer’s Month and, on 21st September, we celebrated World Alzheimer’s Day. The campaign was launched in 2012 to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia, (there are a number of different types of dementia, but the most common is Alzheimer's disease, which accounts for about two-thirds of cases). We’re all aware that this is a global issue - it’s estimated that the number of people living with dementia will increase by over 200%, from 50m in 2018 to 152m in 2050 - but closer to home there are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and, as much as knowledge and research is growing every day, there is no cure.