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Friday, August 29, 2008

Programme for World Alzheimer’s Awareness Week 2008

ARDSI Greater Mumbai Support Group

Programme for World Alzheimer’s Awareness Week 2008

15th Sep to 21st Sep 2008

On the occasion of World Alzheimer’s Day on 21st Sep 2008 ‘Silver Inning Foundation’ in

Association with ‘ARDSI Greater Mumbai Support Group’ has planned one week

Programme to create awareness about Dementia and Alzheimer’s in city of Mumbai.

Mon 15th – Screening of Film – Burden of Love and Facilitation of Care Givers – programme for Senior Citizens at Harmony – Chief Takurdwar – 4pm to 5.30 pm – Sailesh Mishra

Tue 16th - Sensitizing Programme for Para Medical professional at Nanavati Hospital, Santacruz – 11.30am to 1 pm – Prof Parul Kibliwala

Thu 18th – Screening of WHO Film - , Talk on Dementia for Students at SVT College (SNDT) Auditorium– Juhu – 2pm to 4pm

Sat 20th – Screening of Film – Burden of Love and Sensitizing Programme for Mumbai Police Elder Helpline at H.E.L.P. Library, Fort – 3.30pm to 5.30 pm

Sun 21th – Screening of Film – Burden of Love, Talk on Dementia and Memory Camp for Senior Citizens at ‘’Abhi to Main Jawan Hoon’’ – Senior Citizen Club, Kandivali – 4pm to 6 pm

This programme is organized in association with ARDSI - Alzheimer's & Related Disorder Society of India –Mumbai Chapter , Helpage India, Harmony, H.E.L.P. Library , NAMI India, The Family Welfare Agency, ILC - India ,Shree Manav Seva Sangh, Bombay Psychiatric Society , FESCOM,IMA and AISCCON (All India Senior Citizens' Confederation).

Pls Note: This is tentative programme, subject to change.

Sailesh Mishra
Programme Co-coordinator


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Invitation for Fund Raising Event for Alzheimer's Society India

Colours of Hope

Weavers Studio Invites you for an Fund Raising event for (ARDSI) Alzheimer's Related Disorder Society of India,Kolkatta chapter on occasion of World Alzheimer's Day 21st Sep 2008.
An exhibition of wide range of hand woven,hand craft garments and wide range of traditional silver jewellery.

Event Date:Thu 28th Sep to Sat 30th Sep

Time: 10am to 6.30pm

Weavers Studio
Anil Moitra Road,
Tel : 24008926

Nilanjana Maulik
ARDSI, Kolkatta

ARDSI National Office,
P.B. NO. 53,
Guruvayoor Road,
Kunnamkulam - 680 503,
Thrissur Dist, Kerala, India.
Tel.04885 223801
Fax: 04885-224817

Monday, August 18, 2008

World Alzheimer's Day INDIA 2008 : Your Support needed

Dementia is a progressive brain dysfunction (in Latin 'dementia' means irrationality), which results in a restriction of daily activities and in most cases leads in the long term to the need for care. Many diseases can result in dementia, the most common one being Alzheimer's Diseases.

In our society of longer lifetime the probability of suffering from dementia increases with advancing age. Dementia predominantly occurs in the second half of our life, often after the age of 65 - some experts think that this is the 'price society has to pay' for our higher life expectancy and therefore the term 'dementia' activates similar fears and repression mechanisms as 'cancer' or 'AIDS'.

The frequency of dementia increases with rising age from less than 2 % for the 65-69-year-olds, to 5 % for the 75-79 year-olds and to more than 20 % for the 85-89 year-olds. Every third person over 90 years of age suffers from moderate or severe dementia (Bickel, Psycho 1996, 4-8). About half of those affected by dementia suffer from Alzheimer's disease.

Dementia is a global problem and is expected to reach epidemic proportion in Asia in the next decade. Compared to many other countries, India is yet to go a long way in providing adequate care and support to persons suffering from dementia. It’s time for immediate action by all of us – the public, medical professionals, service providers and policy makers to join hands in finding tangible solutions to deal with this emerging epidemic.

There is no cure and treatment, but there are some drugs and some therapies which if taken under trained and certified professional then can help to stabilize the patient.

In India we need to create more Awareness for this disease and Stigma attached to it should be removed. There is need for trained Dementia care givers, Dementia management services and R& D. There is need for Support groups, Day care center, and respite care. There is need for psycho - social approach an holistic view for Dementia.

To address this problem ARDSI (Alzheimer's & Related Disorder Society of India ) has organised one week programme in different part of India .

In Mumbai we have programme from Mon15th Sep 2008 to Sun 21st Sep 2008.This programme is held in association with ‘Silver Inning Foundation’.

We would request your organisation to support us in this event and help to create mass awareness for Alzheimer’s which includes Talks, Release of Documentary of Jaya Bachchan,Memory Camps etc. You can reply to this mail and tell us how you can support and particiapte.

Lets we all work united for our ''Fight Against Dementia'' - disease of 21st Century.

''No time to loose'' - World Alzheimer’s Day 2008

Remember Those Who Cannot Remember

Thks and hoping to receive positive response.

Founder President - Silver Innings Foundation,A dedicated Organisation for Elders and their Family Members
Founder – ARDSI, Greater Mumbai Support Group
Advisor - Society for Serving Seniors
Managing Committee Member - ARDSI, Mumbai Chapter
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Forget yourself for others, and others will never forget you.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

First time in India a short term course in Gerontology


An initiative by Silver Inning Foundation in association with Ramnarain Ruia College

With decline in fertility and mortality rates accompanied by an improvement in child survival and better health care and increased life expectancy, a significant feature of demographic change is the progressive increase in the number of elderly persons in India .

According to census 2001 population of people above age 60 years and above was 7.5% of Total population. According to UN by 2050, nearly 20% of India ’s population will comprise of people over the age of 60 years. So there is urgent need to address the issues of Elderly and to empower Elderly and the society on whole with various aspects of Ageing.

Department of Psychology at Ramnarain Ruia College , Mumbai in Association with Silver Inning Foundation announces CERTIFICATE COURSE IN GERONTOLOGY (A course to work with Elder people).


· To prepare trained cadre of people to work with Elderly and to provide support system for their families

· To learn about basic skills, knowledge and attitudes for working with elderly

  • To strengthen intergenerational relations through knowledge and understanding
  • To Improve Quality of Life of Elderly

Methodology: Theory and Field visits

Duration: 4 months

Days: 2 days a week

Time: Evening Batch

Eligibility: Minimum H.S.C / X11

Total course Fees: Rs.4000/-

Tentative date of start: Monday 1st September 2008

Venue of Course:

Department of Psychology

3rd Floor

Ramnarain Ruia College

L. Nappo Road,


Mumbai 400 019,


Hurry and apply soon only 30 seats.


Prof. Sangeeta Rao (Clinical Psychologist) -HOD Department of Psychology R.Ruia College

Mobile: 9323390259

Amruta Lovekar - Director Programme and Services, Silver Inning Foundation

Email :

Mobile: 9833136536

Silver Innings:

Help Desk: 9987104233

Forms Available:

Monday to Friday – 10am to 12 noon

Department of Psychology

Ramnarain Ruia College

About Ramnarain College

The Ramnarain Ruia College of Arts & Science was established in June 1937.This College is affiliated to University of Mumbai and conducts courses at Undergraduate and Graduate (Postgraduate) level. Today, Ruia College enjoys the reputation of being one of the finest institutions of higher learning in the country.

About Silver Innings Foundation

Silver Inning Foundation is NGO registered under Society Registration Act of 1860 vide registration number 1300/2008/GBBSD dated 14/07/2008.