Manipal College of Nursing observes Alzheimer’s Week-2020

Raising awareness and challenging stigma on Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. It is substantially increased among people aged 65 years or more, with a progressive decline in memory, thinking, language and learning capacity. It is estimated that every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia.

Department of Psychiatric / Mental Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal has observed the Alzheimer’s week from 21st to 26th September 2020 to sensitize the general public and adults regarding the early identification, prevention and treatment of Dementia.

A Question- answer session with Mrs Savitha, Assistant Professor, Dept. Psychiatric Nursing, regarding the early identification and prevention of Dementia was aired at 10.00 am on 21st September in Mangaluru and Udupi districts on Radio Mirchi 98.3.

On 26th September 2020, between 10.00 am and 11.00 am an awareness program on ‘Early identification and Prevention of Dementia’, was organized for the public through the online platform Microsoft Teams live. Mrs Flavia Noronha, Lecturer, was the speaker of the session. Mr Renjulal Yesodharan, Assistant Professor and coordinator of the programme, Manipal College of Nursing, was the moderator. The program was attended by 122 individuals from various parts of the country. The participants were allowed to clarify their doubts about Dementia. The program was concluded by the vote of thanks delivered by Mrs Rochelle Jane Dsa, Lecturer, MCON.