Today is the World Alzheimer's Day. Every 68 second someone developes Alzheimer's disease which is the most common form of dimentia. And yesterday our college gave it a notice, togethery with Lion's Club, by arrangeing an event in Udupi for the local people living in that talak. We had preppared a skit and our teacher talked about signs & symptoms, prevention measures, treatments etc. And of course, there was tea and cake in the end;) Not many people showed up, about 20 people, but still...:)
As more people are gaining the awareness of the disease it has also come to be called the "Family Disease" since it not only affect the person, but also his/her family, alot... Yesterday's skit was about a family's grandmother who started to forget things and people around her. The story felt like it was taken from my own family, since my grand mother had it. But yea, it's a typical story that strike any family who as a family member with Alzheimer's.
Today there is no cure or immunisation prevention for the disease. Hence, the present treatment is by manageing the symptoms by basicly neuroleptic medications and anxiolytics.
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Remember those who can't remember...
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