'Memory walk' to remember the forgetful

“It’s the family who suffers the most in case of Alzheimers disease as it is hard to see their loved ones memory and personality degenerating day by day and it takes immense patience and responsibility to take care of such people,” opined Founder Principal of Roshni Nilaya Dr Olinda Pereira on the occasion.

‘Memory walk’ is a wonderful initiative to propagate awareness as the public are not aware about the Alzheimer’s disease and hence tend to take it lightly, said MCC Former Deputy Mayor Judith Mascarenhas.

If each one tells another about the Alzheimer’s disease, it can create a cascading effect and hence bring awareness, said Mangalore Business School Chairman Dr Kripa Alva.
Alzheimer’s is the degeneration disorder of the brain and people who are from the older bracket are prone to develop this disorder. Almost 35 million people in the world suffer from this ailment. Memory decline and personality change are the symptoms noticed in this disease, informed KMCH HOD Psychiatry Dr Ravish Thunga.

The dignitaries watered a plant as a symbol of giving hope to the gloomy life of Alzheimer’s patients. Dean KMC Major General Dr G Rajagopal flagged off the walk.
“We are trying to reach out to the community with this walk. We want people to be aware of this disorder,” opined a participant Pooja Rajshekar.
KMCH Attavar Department of Psychiatry is holding a free Memory Clinic till September 25 between 2 pm and 5 pm.
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