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Thursday, September 3, 2009

World Alzheimer's Day 2009 Events in Mumbai,India



World Alzheimer's Awareness Week 2009 - Mumbai

The theme for World Alzheimer's Day™ 2009 is Diagnosing Dementia: See It Sooner


On the occasion of World Alzheimer’s Day on 21st Sep 2009 ARDSI (Alzheimer's & Related Disorders Society of India) Greater Mumbai and Mumbai Chapter in association with ‘Silver Inning Foundation’ is proud to Announce Ten Day Programme to create awareness about Dementia and Alzheimer’s in city of Mumbai. All over India ARDSI and its networking organisation will hold awareness campaign.

World Alzheimer's Day 21st September was launched in 1994 by ADI (Alzheimer's Disease International's). The theme for 2009 is, Diagnosing Dementia: See It Sooner' with focus on early diagnosis.

Dementia is a progressive brain dysfunction ,it is a brain disorder which results in a restriction of daily activities and in most cases leads in the long term to the need for care mostly in 60 + age group. There are many forms of dementia, the most common one being Alzheimer's disease. The disease knows no social, economic, or ethnic boundaries.

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common cause of dementia. Other causes include vascular disease, dementia with Lewy bodies and fronto-temporal dementia. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a silent killer of brain and lives of world’s elderly people. It is the fourth leading cause of death among the older adults in the developed world. The symptoms can broadly include difficulties with language, significant short-term memory loss, time disorientation, difficulty in making decisions, showing signs of depression and aggression and lack of initiative and motivation. Alzheimer's Disease is not a normal part of the aging process. It is a disease. It can strike anyone.

There are 30 million people around the world, It is estimated that there will be 4.6 million new cases of dementia every year worldwide .The number of people with dementia is projected to increase to over 100 million worldwide by 2050. Every seven seconds, somewhere in the world, there is a new case of dementia. It’s the Diseases of 21st Century.More than 3 million people in India are estimated to have dementia. The Number of people affected is set to rise to over 6 million by 2050. Dementia is surrounded by myth and stigma and in many parts of the country. It is thought to be a normal part of aging. Many people believe that if your have dementia, nothing can be done about it. While there is no cure for most causes of dementia at present, there is great deal of advice, support and information available from Alzheimer’s associations like Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India ,Silver Inning Foundation and Nightingale Trust.


Event Details:

All India:

National Photography Competitions on Dementia 2009 - Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India announces National Photographic award on Dementia – 2009. The theme of the competition is “Active Life with Dementia” . Any professional or amateur photographer of ages 18 and above.The competition is open from 1st September 2009 to 5th November 2009.Contact The Project Officer, ARDSI, Madavana Temple Road, Vennala P.O, Palarivattom – 682 028, Kochi, Kerala, India. Email: ardsicochin@gmail.com Ph: +91 484 2808088, Helplines: +91 9846198473/ 98461 98786/ 98461 98471.Detail here http://silverinnings.blogspot.com/2009/09/national-photography-competitions-on.html

National Essay Competition on Dementia 2009 - Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India announces National Essay Competition. Theme is : Caring For People With Dementia .This competition is for Medical,Nursing and MSW /BSW Students.The competition is open from 1st September 2009 to 31st October 2009.Contact: The Project Officer, ARDSI, Madavana Temple Road, Vennala P.O, Palarivattom – 682 028, Kochi, Kerala, India. Email: ardsicochin@gmail.com Ph: +91 484 2808088, Helplines: +91 9846198473/ 98461 98786/ 98461 98471. Detail here http://silverinnings.blogspot.com/2009/09/national-essay-competition-on-dementia.html


Global Alzheimer's Disease Charter - Sign the Petition at http://www.globalcharter.org/



Mumbai programme detail:

Friday 18th Sep – Gerontology Seminar 'Lets Add Quality Life to Their Years' for Nursing Studens organised by L.T.College of Nursing ,S.N.D.T Women's University and supported by Silver Inning Foundation at S.N.D.T College,Churgate,Mumbai.This is part of two full day seminar from 17th Sep to 18th Sep 2009 from 8am to 4.30pm

Mass Mialers to 5 Lakh coporates and professionals by Eisai

Sat 19th Sep - Street Play as Sensitizing Programme at OPD ,Nair Hospital,Mumbai Central from 10am to 12 noon. Also Street Play at Churchgate Railway Station (Tentative)

Sun 20th Sep - Talk on World Alzheimer's Day on Radio Mirchi FM channel 98.3

Mon 21st Sep – Launch of Special Service for Dementia in Mumbai by Silver Inning Foundation

GYAN VANI (FM Channel 105.6 ) Talk by Sailesh Mishra on World Alzheimer's Day


Tue 22th Sep – Talk on Alzheimer's by Dr.Shirin Barodawala at Sharan - Old Age Home,Vashi,New Mumbai

Screening of WHO Film Living with Alzheimer's and interactive talk by Sailesh Mishra ,Founder ,Silver Inning Foundation and ARDSI Greater Mumbai at Nalanda – The World Wisdom Centre,an initiative of Times Foundation ,Bennett,Coleman & Co.Ltd,The Times of India Bldg,Dr,D.N.Road,Opp CST station,Mumbai – 400 001 .Time 4pm to 6pm.This film is of 34 minutes.


Wed 23rd Sep - Talk on Alzheimer's and Memory Screening camp by Dr.Dhananjay Gambhire at Senior Citizens Association,Royal College,Mira Road at 4.30 pm

Thu 24th Sep - Interactive Talk on 'Understanding Dementia & Alzheimer's' by Sailesh Mishra ,Founder ,Silver Inning Foundation and ARDSI Greater Mumbai at Nalanda – The World Wisdom Centre,an initiative of Times Foundation ,31-B, 3rd Floor,Above Elco Arcade,Hill Road,Bandra (West),Mumbai – 400 050.Time 4pm to 6pm

Sat 26th Sep Screening of WHO Film Living with Alzheimer's and interactive talk by Sailesh Mishra ,Founder ,Silver Inning Foundation and ARDSI Greater Mumbai during Hub Taster week at The Hub,UnLtd India, 4th Floor, Candelar Building, 26 St. John Baptist Road, Near Mount Mary Steps, Bandra (W), Mumbai 400 050, India.

Sat 26th Sep - Talk on Alzheimer's by Dr.Shirin Barodawala at Dr.Sarla Azad Nursing Home for Elderly,Khar West

Street Play as Sensitizing Programme at Andheri Railway Station (Tentative)



This programme is organized by Alzheimer's & Related Disorder Society of India (ARDSI)– Greater Mumbai and Mumbai Chapter in association with Silver Inning Foundation,Department of Psychiatry,Niar Hospital;Nalanda center - Times Foundation,Eisai ,FESCOM and AISCCON.


Contact:
Sailesh Mishra
Founder President, Silver Inning Foundation
Founder ARDSI Greater Mumbai Chapter
Mobile: 09819819145
Email: sailesh2000@gamil.com , info@silverinnings.com

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