21 September – World Alzheimer’s Day

Date: 2021-09-20

World Alzheimer's Day takes place on 21 September and is part of World Alzheimer's Month, raising awareness for this disease and how it impacts the daily lives of people affected by the condition and challenge the stigma that surrounds it.

The theme for 2021 is Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer’s and is all about the power of knowledge. It focuses on diagnosis of the disease, warning signs of dementia and and encouraging people to seek information, advice and support.

Learn more about Alzheimer’s Disease on the digital live-broadcasting event on 21 September at 7 pm (CEST) via www.alzheimerfonden.se.

It is estimated that Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias afflicts on the order of 50 million patients worldwide today with a new case being registered every 3 seconds. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for approximately 60-80 percent of that number. In the absence of disease-modifying treatments that can stop or slow down the disease, dementia is currently growing by nearly 10 million cases every year, expected to reach more than 95 million before 2025 which highlights the high unmet medical need for innovative drugs in the area. The cost to society of dementia is currently estimated to be approximately USD 1 trillion annually.

Alzinova’s vision is “to enable patients to live an independent and active life without any impact of Alzheimer’s disease, by developing novel disease-modifying treatments.”

The lead candidate, ALZ-101, is a therapeutic vaccine for the treatment of Alzheimer’s and the first clinical study in patients is estimated to start during September. The antibody ALZ-201 is currently in early preclinical development phase.

We are proud to be supporting Alzheimerfonden.