World Alzheimer's Day will be held on 21 September 2022.
This degenerative disease causes the gradual disappearance of neurons in the areas of the brain that manage
memory, language, reasoning and attention. The alteration of these faculties, which translates into memory loss or behavioural disorders, leads to a progressive loss of autonomy for the affected person, with the corollary of immense complications in managing daily life and infections that can lead to death.
In France, it is estimated that there are 225,000 new cases each year.
In Europe, in 2015, out of a population of 176.6 million people over 60 years old, the number of cases of dementia reached approximately 10.5 million individuals.
The number of people with dementia is expected to rise to around 18.7 million by 2050.
On the eve of this day of mobilisation, on 20 September, the Monegasque Association for Research into Alzheimer's Disease is organising a special evening at the Princess Grace Theatre.
It will take place in two parts:
The screening of the film "Une vie démente" by Ann Sirot and Raphaël BALBONI,
A conference-debate with Professor Jacques Bringer, President of the Ethics Committee of the French National Academy of Medicine, Fabrice Gzil, Professor at
Fabrice Gzil, Professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique and Dr Sandrine Louchart de La Chapelle, Head of the Geriatric Department at the Princess Grace Hospital.
Admission is free upon registration here: firstname.lastname@example.org