A ‘memory walk’ was taken out to mark World Alzheimer’s Month here on Saturday to draw attention to the issues related to dementia.
The walk was conducted by Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India, Mysuru chapter in association with Sarada Village College of Pharmacy and Apnadesh, Mysuru, The ARDSI said alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and accounts for 50 per cent to 60 per cent of all cases and is caused by abnormal brain tissue changes. It said that for at least last 15 years, the majority of the people with dementia have been living in developing regions of the world accounting for almost 60 per cent of the cases.
Meanwhile, the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH) said it will conduct an orientation programme on dementia on September 25 on its campus with focus on age-related memory problems and Alzheimer’s disease. The objective is to educate the public on how to prevent dementia, when to approach a doctor, the right kind of treatment and how to care for persons with dementia. The programme will be held from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and is open to all.