September marks World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Friday, September 21, 2012, is the day when Alzheimer’s organizations around the world, as well as caregivers and families with people who have the disease, will concentrate their efforts on raising awareness of Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning. Families are looking for answers to cope with their own or a loved one’s illness. While most of these people are aware that for now Alzheimer's disease is progressive and irreversible, they continue to hope that something will soon come along to help them or their loved one.