- The health talk at Paras Hospital Gurugram auditorium brought focus on Dementia awareness.
- Over 70 dementia patients, caregivers, and family members participated in the event.
- Vijay Chandra the speaker of the day launched the book “Ageing Gracefully – Diversity of Dementia” which he coauthored in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO).
Gurgaon, 23rd February 2018: Dr. Nazneen Anwar, Regional Advisor, Mental Health, WHO – South East Asia Regional Office was a part of a special health talk session arranged by the Dementia Clinic at Paras Hospitals, Gurugram. The special connect program was organized by Dr. Vijay Chandra, Sr Consultant and renowned Dementia expert in Delhi NCR and was attended by the dementia patients, caregivers, and family members.
Dr. Vijay Chandra who has numerous successful cases of dementia management to his credit addressed the gathering on the signs, symptoms, treatment, management and the care needed for the neurological disorder – Dementia. Dr. Nazneen Anwar, Regional Advisor, Mental Health, WHO – South East Asia Regional Office and Dr. Dharminder Nagar Managing Director, Paras Healthcare were the Guests of Honour at the event.
Sharing his views on the topic, “Getting to Know Dementia: Keeping Active to Reduce the Risk”, Dr. Vijay Chandra, Senior Consultant, Renowned Dementia Specialist said,“Reducing the stigma associated with the Dementia and focusing on promoting a better understanding about the disease in patients and caregivers is vital for extending dementia patients a dignified life. Our efforts have always been towards differentiating facts from myths and create spaces for a healthy discussion on the topic.”
At the event, the Regional Advisor, Dr. Nazneen Anwar joined Dr. Dharminder Nagar and Dr. Vijay Chandra launched the book “Ageing Gracefully – Diversity of Dementia” which is authored by Dr. Vijay and is a collaborative work with World Health Organization (WHO).
“This publication on dementia is focused on improving dementia awareness, reducing stigma and accelerating focus on risk reduction by promoting a better understanding of dementia, including respect for human rights of people living with dementia.”, said Dr. Vijay Chandra.
In the event organized at the auditorium of Paras Hospitals, over 70 dementia people and their caregivers were present at the meeting, gaining important insights into knowing dementia and managing patients.
“Dementia can affect anyone. Any normal and healthy human being today may be falling into the deep abyss of a neurological ailment tomorrow. Moreover, these neurological conditions currently have no cure and can only be managed with medicines and most importantly care. It is important for us to take such issues on a priority basis and ensure that we have the medical expertise, acumen, research, awareness and social acceptability to ensure that the best is provided to the patient. The book published by WHO and being authored by one of our own Dr. Chandra is indeed very informative and is another way of disseminating information. We are proud of its launch and believe that it will prove to be an interesting read for everyone concerned.” Dr. Dharminder Nagar, Managing Director, Paras Healthcare said.