Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fwd: Sub: Inauguration of India’s first Tele-Medicine Enabled ETCM - Nightingales Dementia Care Center in Kolar – Invitation

Greetings from Nightingales!

Having developed various innovative support systems for the wellbeing
of the older persons in the areas of mitigating loneliness through
enrichment centers, combating elder abuse, financially empowering
needy elders, medical care for aged in rural areas and dementia care
through Nightingales Centre for Ageing & Alzheimer's (NCAA) now
Nightingales Medical Trust (NMT), a registered non-profit organization
( is embarking on a major challenge of
making dementia care accessible, efficient and affordable in India.

Dementia is emerging as an epidemic, with 3.7 million elderly living
with this illness according to the Dementia India report. Dementia is
a neurodegenerative disease characterized by a progressive, global
deterioration in intellect including memory, learning, orientation,
language, comprehension and judgment due to disease of the brain.
There is no definitive cure for dementia and preventive strategies are
lacking in evidence.

Since 2010, Nightingales Centre for Ageing & Alzheimer's (NCAA), an 86
bed facility, has been providing a wide range of services, including
institutional care for people with dementia. Being the largest
institutional care facility in the country, patients not only from
Bangalore but also from other parts of the country are utilizing the
services. Yet, the demand is growing day by day.

To bring down the cost of institutional care for dementia patients and
to benefit more needy patients, NMT is planning to establish a few
Satellite Dementia Care Centers by using Technology and Tele-Dementia
Management Solutions based on a Hub & Spokes Model with Nightingales
Centre for Ageing & Alzheimer's as the hub. As a pilot project
Nightingales is establishing the first such centre , a 35 bed
facility, at Kolar town at the premises of ETCM hospital. Once this
pilot project becomes a success, we will be setting up more satellite
units like this in different towns and cities in India enabling
affordable, accessible and efficient dementia care.

Now, the Centre at Kolar is ready to be functional and is being
inaugurated on Tuesday, the 27th May at the premises of ETCM Hospital,
Kolar at 11.30AM. Dr. K. kasturiranagan, Member, Planning Commission
of India and Chairman of Karnataka Knowledge Commission has kindly
consented to be the Chief Guest. Ms Meera Pattabiraman, Chairperson,
Alzheimer's & Related Disorder Society of India will be the Guest of
Honor and Dr. Taranath S. Sagar, Bishop at Methodist Church in India
will preside over the function.

A formal invitation is attached. We request you to kindly make it
convenient to grace the occasion with your presence.

Assuring you the best of our services for the well being those who are
affected with Dementia

Thanking you

Dr Radha S Murthy

Managing Trustee

Nightingales Medical Trust


Mob : 9844037381

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