Sunday, September 26, 2010

World Alzheimer's Day Lecture Program in Lions Bhavan

World Alzheimer's Day was observed by Association of Senior Citizens,
Hyderabad - 21st September 2010

Publicity and awareness creation material like banners, posters,
stickers and bookmarks etc received from ARDSI HQ were used and
distributed. A lecture was given by Dr P Vyasamoorthy to members of
Association. The purpose was to create awareness about the disease and
support facilities available through ARDSI, especially those available
in Hyderabad.

Besides mentioning the symptoms of AD, what can be done to avoid or
postpone getting AD, the need for extending support to caregivers was
emphasized. Sri Mital shared a few interesting jokes involving
Alzhemier's patients and the meeting ended with a positive note of
concern for the elderly suffering from dementia.

The attendance was thin as the city experienced unprecedented downpour
of rains just prior to the event causing traffic jams everywhere;
however, the Sunshine box collection amount proved that seniors are
sympathetic to the cause of dementia.


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