ALZHEIMER'S AND RELATED DISORDERS SOCIETY OF INDIA (ARDSI)
"In 2010, there are 3.7 million Indians with dementia and the total societal costs is about 14,700 crore. While the numbers are expected to double by 2030, costs would increase three times. Families are the main carers and they need support."
source: The Dementia India Report 2010
"Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Society of India has been in the forefront to disseminate knowledge about dementia to the public through various forums and is actively involved in developing services like respite care, day care, home care, setting up memory clinic, conducting training programmes for the family members, doctors, nurses and social workers and promote research."
The Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Society of India has put together a Dementia in India Report covering:
-The challenge of dementia in India
-Understanding dementia and its management
-Awareness about dementia in India
-The prevalence of dementia in India
-The Impact of Dementia: Disability, Mortality and Morbidity, Care giving
-The Costs of dementia in India
-Service for people with dementia in India
-Training, Manpower and Dementia Services for India
-Recommendations – A call for action
The parent organization ‘Alzheimer's Disease International’ was founded under the Alzheimer's Association (USA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) and has members in over sixty countries.
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