Belfast Telegraph

Friday 31 October 2014

World Alzheimer's day celebrated

Today is World Alzheimer's day and events are taking place internationally to raise awareness about the disease, which affects 24 million people around the world.

In Ireland, 40,000 people suffer with the condition, and this is expected to increase to over 100,000 by the year 2036.

This year's awareness day focuses on the role of carers in providing support for patients.

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Latest News

Latest Sport

Latest Showbiz