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Saturday, June 29, 2013

ARDSI has formed a new chapter in Mysore, Karnataka.

"The chapter becomes the 20th in India and the second chapter in Karnataka. ARDSI Mysore currently has thirty two members and aims to identify people with dementia as well as training medical professionals.

"According to a survey by Mysore Medical College and Research Institute in 2008, 3,000 people in Mysore were identified with dementia. The Mysore chapter of ARDSI aims to identify people suffering with dementia in the district and examine them through Mini Mental Status Examination.

ARDSI Mysore chapter co-chairman Hanumanthachar Joshi said: "The chapter also has plans to train personnel as they are the prime pillars to dementia care. Professionals like nurses, dieticians, social workers, occupational, speech and physical therapists and doctors will be trained."


1st ADI-MetLife Foundation Awards: Awards highlight global creativity in dementia care education. 

"Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India
Project Title: 
Making Cochin a Dementia-Friendly Community – An ARDSI Approach
ARDSI’s project, which aimed to raise public awareness of dementia by targeting different groups, took place throughout 2011 and 2012. Activities included awareness programmes for school children, dementia care tasters for student practitioners and skills training for care home staff. The programme received strong feedback from participants and is a good example of a model that is easily transferable to other countries."


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