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World Alzheimer’s Month programme inaugurated at Town Hall

World Alzheimer’s Month programme inaugurated at Town Hall


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Mangaluru, Sep 21, 2016 : “Doctors say there is no cure for this disease but love and affection towards elders is the only medicine to cure this disease,” said former Minister Krishna J Palemar.


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 He was speaking  during the World Alzheimer’s Month programme at Town Hall on  September 21 Wednesday. The  Program was organized by People’s Association for Geriatric Empowerment (PAGE).

He further stated that most people are unaware about Alzheimer’s disease and a strong message need to be  spread among people about this disease. 

 “Today teenagers are more inclined towards westernization and the Maggi concept due to which present generation avoids participating in public programmes. Teenagers are squashed up with the westernization culture that they disregard the importance of culture and traditions. Children and young people fail to build and maintain high quality relationships with elderly, he added. “The  present generation lacks respect  and also a positive relation towards elders,” he said.

Meanwhile Pro Chancellor of Nitte University Dr Shantaram Shetty released Care giving guide.

Pro-Chancellor of Manipal University Dr Surendra Shetty said that today life expectancy of elders has  increased up to 65% and population of elders will rise drastically in coming years.  People need to think how to control this disease, early diagnosis is the better way to improve quality of life, he observed.

Pro Chancellor of Nitte University Dr Shantharam Shetty, MCC Commissioner Mohammed Nazeer, Dr Olinda Pereira, Sunder Poojary, Jerardin D’Souza and others were present.


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Sahitya Bhat, Karkala Wed, September-21-2016, 6:10
Nuclear family is at large these days and the children’s are not brought up with the grandparents . they do not know their pain and never spend time with them because they do not have bonding with them .
Neelam Prakash, Mumbai Wed, September-21-2016, 6:06
The parents are westernized. they do not have time for their children which makes them grow with this attitude . A lion is brought up in forest so it is wild, it attacks humans at sight
Sonal Kiran, mangaluru Wed, September-21-2016, 5:51
The present youths naturally do not show any respect towards their elders. they themselves alone are not the cause for it. they are brought that way.
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