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Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Dementia India Report 2010 : an Inventory on Dementia prevalence and incidence in India today.

Dementia reports, studies, policy news from India

The Dementia India Report 2010 was released on September 21, 2010, World Alzheimer’s Day, and can be downloaded from the ARDSI site.

Highlights of the report are discussed on this site on the page Dementia and caregiving in India.

The release of the report received wide coverage in media. The Times of India, in its September 22, 2010 issue, in its article titled More Indian women suffer from dementia than men, says report gave highlights of the report and quoted Dr K Jacob Roy, chairman of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI).

Some excerpts:
The Dementia India Report 2010, ARDSI admits that awareness of dementia is low even amongst the medical community and support providers; some excerpts:

…there is no special emphasis on dementia diagnosis and management in the training of healthcare professionals;

There is no structured training on the recognition and management of dementia at any level of the health service;

Health care services remain insensitive to and do not provide the much needed information and support for carers and family members;

In a list identifying “Barriers to dementia care in India” (Figure 4.2) the report includes “Poor awareness even within the medical fraternity”.

Follow the link to the downloads : Executive summary(
and Full report (  available.

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