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World Alzheimer month: PAGE brings awareness in city

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Mangaluru, Sept 2, 2018: September is marked as "World Alzheimer month"; People’s Association for Geriatic Empowerment (PAGE), a Group of  Associations to help make Mangalore Dementia Friendly; with Mangalore Chemical Fertilizers (MCF) launched World Alzheimer’s month here at Kadri Park on  September 1, Saturday.

World Alzheimer month

World Alzheimer month

World Alzheimer month

World Alzheimer’s month will conclude on September 22 at Town Hall. During the Alzheimer’s month several activities will be held like fancy dress competition, purple run, memory games, memory walk, memory testing and others.

Sessions Judge of Dakshina Kannada Kadaloor, Satyanarayana Acharya, director, MCF K Prabhakar Rao, principal SDM Law College, Dr Devraj, MLA Mangaluru South Vedavyas Kamath, president PAGE, Dr Olinda Pereira, vice president PAGE Dr Prabha Adhikari and others were present.  Many colleges and associations took part in the event. KMC Hospital conducted blood donation camp.

World Alzheimer month September: World Alzheimer’s Month is the international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. September 2018 will mark the 7th World Alzheimer’s Month. The campaign was launched in 2012: World Alzheimer’s Day is on 21 September each year.  More than 70 % of people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries.The impact of World Alzheimer’s Month is growing, but the stigmatization and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global problem, that requires global action.  In Mangaluru too much serious effort is needed.