In a noteworty development a woman diagnosed with Alzheimers found that she actually did not have the disease after further investigations. This is not just a momentuous finding for one individual, but a remarkable step forward for everyone who is interested in Alzheimers. Read about it here.
Dementia is a global issue, and around the world communities and governments are rising to meet the challenge. One sees hope that the families and patients who have been dealing with dementia related issues will now get greater support.
India needs more initiatives in this area. What needs to change first is society's attitude towards dementia. In London an international dementia summit is to be held on the 11th of December. I plan to tune into the proceedings online and watch. Do find time to take a look. Learn about dementia and understand how you, your family and community need to be involved.
Daksha Bhat is interested in the management of ageing. As our society ages we need to create structures that will support the needs of the ageing population. We need to talk about the issues, understand them, and create the social environment that will lead to better services for the elderly. This website is a small attempt to be part of a bigger solution.