World Alzheimer's Day 2017

To create awareness on the growing number of elders developing Alzheimer’s disease in the country, Red Cross Nightingales Trust Dementia Day Care Centre is organizing a Memory Walk along with Road Shows and Workshops for Caregivers in Hyderabad to mark the World Alzheimer’s Day.

The Walk will commence from the KBR Park main gate, Road No.2 on September, 21st at 10.00 am and culminate at Red Cross - Nightingales Trust Dementia Day Care Centre with an interactive workshop on“Closing the treatment gap of Dementia” by Dr.PurnimaNagraja. The Walk will be flagged off by Shri Rajesh Tiwari, IAS, Special Chief Secretary - Health, Medical & Family Welfare, Govt. of Telangana wherein a specially designed publicity vehicle will lead the Walk.Smt. V. Karuna IAS, Commissioner - Health, Medical & Family Welfare, Govt. of Telangana, will be the Guest of Honour. A large number of caregivers, senior citizens, healthcare professionals and those concerned with Dementia are expected to participate.

Dementia is a progressive brain dysfunction that affects memory, thinking, behaviour and ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the commonest type of dementia. After 65 years, the likelihood of developing dementia doubles every five years. According to World Alzheimer’s Report, 47 million elders worldwide are affected with Dementia and every 3.2 seconds - one new case is being reported. In India, 4.1 million are affected. In Hyderabad over 30,000 are suffering from Dementia and most of the care provision is done by family members at home. This puts a considerable amount of physical, emotional and financial strain on the caregiver.

The impact of the disease is huge to families as well as the society and unless care is found quickly, Dementia will be the biggest health and social challenge in the country. Compared to other countries, India has very much lagging behind in providing appropriate care services.

Educating the public about Dementia is urgent need of the hour. Those concerned about Dementia are encouraged to participate in the event. For more details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 040 42706565 or 9731133322 or visit our website www.nightingaleseldercare.com

SMARA A Brain Quiz For The Brainy

SMARA is an unique initiative of the Nightingales Medical Trust and the Bangalore Chapter of the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India aimed towards improving the awareness of Dementia among the medical fraternity by conducting a quiz for medical students across Karnataka. The quiz will be held at 9:30 am on Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017 at St John’s Medical College. This is the first ever quiz on Dementia conducted in the country for medical students.

The Preliminary Round was conducted on 31st August. Over 950 students from 30 Medical Colleges across Karnataka took part in the Preliminary Round.

The quiz commemorates World Alzheimer’s Day, observed across the world on 21st of September. World Alzheimer's Day unites people with dementia, their caregivers, families, medical professionals, researchers, opinion leaders, the public and the media from all over the world. Every year programmes focus on different messages to educate people about dementia.

Additionally Nightingales Medical Trust is working together with the Medical Colleges which took part in the quiz to set up regular Memory Clinics. Nightingales Medical Trust will provide complete technical support to set up these Memory Clinics using the existing infrastructure and personnel at the medical colleges.