Even though terms such as Alzheimer’s and dementia are known and are associated with lowering of memory, general awareness about dementia is quite low among the Indian society. Awareness also includes causes and symptoms, as well as nature of the disease.
Awareness development has been emphasized and over fifty awareness programmes have been conducted. Awareness sessions cover important aspects of dementia and dementia care including information about difference between age associated memory loss and dementia and maintaining brain’s health.
We create awareness about dementia through :
Talks at senior citizen clubs
An exhibition containing 24 posters, a power point presentation is used in such sessions. Memory camps to promote early detection are also conducted occasionally.