World Alzheimer's Day 2020: Ending The Stigma Around Dementia

World Alzheimer's Day is an international campaign organised by Alzheimer's Disease International to raise awareness and highlight issues faced by people affected by dementia. It takes place every year on September 21st and is the focus of World Alzheimer's Month.

Dementia is one of the biggest challenges we face, with nearly 50 million people living with dementia worldwide. Yet 2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries.The impact of World Alzheimer's Month is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global problem. To tackle this challenge, we need to collaborate and share best practice with one another.

In support of this year’s theme – ‘Let’s talk about dementia’ - Elsevier presents a curated, open access collection of 25 journal articles and book chapters focused on challenging the fear and stigma associated with dementia.

Together, we can help people live well with dementia.

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Music and the Aging Brain, 2020, Pages 107-149

This chapter addresses goal 3 by discussing music processing in dementia and the development of musical therapies.
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Biometals in Neurodegenerative Diseases, Mechanisms and Therapeutics, 2017, Pages 1-17

This chapter addresses goal 3 by discussing the potential of targeting biometals in Alzheimer's disease as a therapeutic avenue.
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EEG-Based Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease, A Review and Novel Approaches for Feature Extraction and Classification Techniques, 2018, Pages 61-71

This chapter addresses goal 3 by discussing the application of machine learning algorithms to EEG datasets in Alzheimer's disease.
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Evidence-Informed Approaches for Managing Dementia Transitions, Riding the Waves, 2020, Pages 235-256

This chapter addresses goal 3 by discussing what can be done to ease transitions in dementia.
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The Molecular and Clinical Pathology of Neurodegenerative Disease, 2019, Pages 25-82

This chapter addresses goal 3 by examining the molecular and clinical pathology of Alzheimer's disease and Dementia.

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