World Alzheimer's Day: Date, History and Significance, know all about the day
Alzheimer's disease is a progressive brain disease. It starts with forgetting things and develops short memory loss which results in difficulty in remembering recent events, eventually resulting in the inability to look after daily activities and even basic needs.Author : Divyanshi Soni
Every year, the world celebrates ‘World Alzheimer’s Day’ on 21st September 2021 to raise awareness and knowledge about the disease Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. It is a progressive brain disease that results in loss of memory and thinking skills. It destroys the brain cells which causes memory loss, memory changes, erratic behaviour and loss of body functions. This disease usually starts slowly but gets worse with time.
World Alzheimer’s Day 2021: Theme
Every year, a theme is associated with World Alzheimer’s Day and this year’s theme is – “Know dementia, know Alzheimer's.” This time, the organizations that work to raise awareness about the disease and encouraging everyone to know the signs and symptoms of dementia so they can get the right diagnosis and support as quickly as possible.
World Alzheimer’s Day 2021: Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease
- Changes in mood
- Forgetting the recent information
- Challenges in solving problems
- Difficulty in completing familiar tasks at home or work
- Confusion with time or place
- Difficulty in reading, judging distance and recognizing colour
- Losing the track of date and time
- Misplacing the things
- Withdrawal from social and leisure activities
World Alzheimer’s Day 2021: Yoga Asana's to cure Alzheimer’s disease
1.) Paschimottanasana or Seated forward bend
Method: Step 1: Sit on the floor with straight legs
Step 2: Keep your spine straight and toes flexed toward you
Step 3: Breathe in as you take your arms up and breathe out as you bend forward to touch your feet.
Step 4: You can rest your head on your knee by holding your toes from your fingers.
Step 5: Stay in the position as long as you can and then relax.
2.) Siddhasana or Accomplished Pose
Method: Step 1: Sit straight with folded legs and close your eyes.
Step 2: Meditate and keep your hands at rest position.
Step 3: Sit with your toes tucked into your thighs and relax.
3.) Vrikshasana or tree pose
Method: Step 1: Stand straight and balance yourself on one foot and keep your second foot at the thigh.
Step 2: Take your both hand above your heads and join them.
Step 3: Stay in the position as long as you can.
Step 4: Breath and relax your mind and body.