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Friday, September 28, 2012

Video: An introduction to the brain - Alzheimer's Society dementia brain video

This film gives a overview of the structure and function of the brain. 

"The human brain is incredibly complex. It controls everything our body does, from coordinating our movements and our speech, to keeping our heart beating, to storing our memories. 

Despite all this there is still a lot we don't know and much of the brain's inner workings are still a mystery. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Programme of ARDSI Manipur Chapter for World Alzheimer's Day 2012, India.

World Alzheimer's Day Observance Programme at Jawaharlal Neharu Institute of Medical Sciences Imphal, at 9.30 am. 

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Photos: World Alzheimer's Day Hyderabad, Memory Walk, India 2012. (2)

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"Living with Dementia, awareness, images, stigma, quality of life: a perspective from India", Swapna Kishore, India.

"Living with Dementia, awareness, images, stigma, quality of life: a perspective from India" by Swapna Kishore on Swapna Writes on SEPTEMBER 12, 2012. 

"But where, oh where, is the voice of persons of dementia in India? Where is the modality to diagnose people early enough, to understand their experiences and needs directly from them (as relevant in the Indian context), and then include their feedback in policy or while designing support systems?" 

..."My primary arena of concern is India.
I think we are at a relatively early point in developing our dementia approach and strategy.
In a connected world, while we need to be careful of not falling for a one-size-fits-all approach, we nevertheless have the advantage of learning from the experience of others. 

When we look at countries far ahead of us in dementia awareness, we must see how they improved awareness and also study what we need to be careful about. 

The fact that there is a stigma attached to an Alzheimer’s diagnosis in some countries can be a cautionary tale for us in India."...


"Applying available dementia/ caregiving material to the Indian context", by Swapna Kishore, India.

"Most dementia and caregiving material available (websites, books, DVDs, videos, presentations) assumes a social and cultural context different from what we find in India, which means that anyone using that to design systems and supports fo
r India needs to adjust the advice given to take the Indian setting into account.

Briefly, books, pamphlets, write-ups available in English usually assume an American/ European/ Australian culture, where people are more likely to live independently (compared to India), where they openly and without hesitation make choices that allow them to “have a life”, discuss their desires and needs, and have their privacy respected. 

Specialized tools are available, and information on dementia is widespread (compared to India). The role of support persons and caregivers is recognized and respected. 

The environment in India differs along these axes in varying degrees. We must therefore re-interpret some lessons/ suggestions, and explore alternate means to meet the intent. This is applicable to caregivers, counselors, support groups, and NGOs.

Below are my observations and thoughts on differences and possible ways to re-apply the underlying ideas in our context. Please use the comments area to share your thoughts and data on the topic."...


"The Cultural Context of India and its Impact on Dementia Care" by Swapna Kishore, India.

"On this page, I am giving my impressions of how the characteristics of the society and setting in India impacts the dementia patient diagnosis and status, as well as caregiver role.

Indian culture and how it impacts patients and caregivers
General suggestions
Suggestions for caregivers"....


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Photo of 'Dementia Care workshop', September 2012, Mumbai.

Two very eventful days at SNDT juhu, our two day 'Dementia Care workshop'. 
In the picture Echoing Healthy Ageing trainers with students and teachers. 
"We are truly overwhelmed by 10/10 ratings given to us by students."    

Trainers: Sailesh MishraAmrita Patil-PimpaleKrishna MistryAngel Nagaonkar and Dhanalaxmi Rao.

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Conference: 'Meaningful Activities For Person With Dementia And Alzheimer's', 18th Sep 2012, by Amrita Patil-Pimpale of Echoing Healthy Ageing (EHA). Mumbai.

For Family Care givers : HEALTH EDUCATION LIBRARY FOR PEOPLE (HELP) Talk 'Meaningful Activities For Person With Dementia And Alzheimer's' on Tue 18th Sep 2012, 04:00PM by Amrita Patil-Pimpale of Echoing Healthy Ageing (EHA): World Alzheimer's Month activity of Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India Greater Mumbai Chapter. 

Call and Register Tel: 65952393/ 65952394/ 22061101/ 22031133. 
Timings; Monday - Saturday, 10.00 am - 6.30 pm. 
Add : HELP , 206, Dr.D.N.Road,National Insurance Building, Ground Floor,Excelsior Business Center, Near Excelsior Cinema,Fort, Mumbai - 400 001 

Link :  

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Video from NDTV: "Old Age is a Curse in India" (Hindi version)

NDTV video (hindi version): Truth or sensational news? (Some interventions only are in english)

World Alzheimer's Day Hyderabad, India 2012. (1)

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The theme of World Alzheimer?s Day 2012 is "Dementia: Living Together?" The Memory Walk 2012 is Hyderabad's largest public event to raise awareness and funds for Dementia care, support and research ? and it calls on people of all ages to take action in the fight. Research says that it is possible to keep our brain healthy and reduce the risk of dementia by staying physically active. So please join us in the walk in ? Remembering those who cannot remember?


World Alzheimer's Month 2012, Navi Mumbai Programme, India.

Navi Mumbai ( New Mumbai) Padmashree Dr. D.Y.Patil Hospital & Medical Research Center activities for World Alzheimer’s Month 2012 : 

1) Inaugural function will be held at 4.30 pm on Thursday the 6th September,2012 at the First Floor Auditorium of 

Padmashree Dr.D.Y.Patil Hospital and Medical Research Center;

2) Caregivers Meeting World Alzheimer’s Day Theme is ”Dementia Living Together” at 4.30 pm

 on Thursday 13th September 2012 at Jyestha Nagarik Bhavan, Plot No.7C,,Sector 12, Behind Gaondevi Mandir, Nerul (W), Nav Mumbai 400 706;

3) Musical Program of Old Songs followed by a lecture on preventive steps to be taken on Alzheimer and Dementia at 3.00 pm on Friday, the 21st September, 2012 at Jyeshth Nagarik Bhavan, Nerul;

4) Memory Walk 2012 “ Dementia Living Together”;

5) General Public Awareness Session for Consortium of Colleges of Navi Mumbai jointly organised with Senior Citizens Associations*;

6) Memory Screening Camp*;

7) Outing for persons with Dementia and their family members*

Contact : Mukund Koranne

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Free Medical Consultation Kochi by HelpAge India.

HelpAge India, Kerala:

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World Alzheimer's Day 2012 India: Mumbai's Programme.

World Alzheimer's Awareness Month 2012 Mumbai, Theme for World Alzheimer's Month™ 2012: Fighting Stigma : Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India ,Greater Mumbai Chapter in association with Silver Inning Foundation '1298 Senior Citizens Helpline' ( Ziqitza Health Care Limited) & Echoing Healthy Ageing (EHA).

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