Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. It was first diagnosed by a German psychiatrist named Alois Alzheimer, in 1901. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia responsible for 60%-80% of dementia cases. It affects memory and weakens the ability to perform daily functions. Research is underway to study the disease and to find ways to delay onset and help those diagnosed. This day can be honored if you share information about it or if you are able to volunteer at a nursing home or local Alzheimer’s Association.