SEMINAR on "ALZHEIMER'S/ DEMENTIA: MANAGEMENT AND CAREGIVING"

A  SEMINAR ORGANIZED AT FATIMA JINNAH WOMEN UNIVERSITY, PAKISTAN

Department of Behavioral Sciences conducted a seminar on “Alzheimer’s/ Dementia: Management and Caregiving”. Guest speakers included Brig ® Munawwar A. Rana, current president of APRC, Maj ® M. Abdul Basit, Founding member of Alzheimer’s Pakistan Rawalpindi Chapter (APRC), Ms. Sadaf Ehtisam, Master trainer (Champion of Dementia Friends), and Ms. Faria Rehman, Clinical Psychologist.

Brig. Rana highlighted the role of APRC in raising awareness about Alzheimers among the community. Ms. Faria Rehman, clinical psychologist explained the phenomenon of Dementia and its prevalence rates in Pakistan. She also discussed several symptoms that are an indication of Alzheimer’s but are ignored due to lack of awareness in the general public. Ms. Sadaf Ehtisam shared her personal experiences and challenges of caregiving for person with Dementia.  Maj ® Basit explained in detail about how APRC is contributing in raising awareness and training of mental health professionals and caregivers. In addition, he also shared the activities that APRC is planning in near future. Maj ® Basit thanked the Department of Behavioral Sciences for organizing this seminar and showed keen interest in future collaboration between FJWU and APRC in areas of mutual interest. In the end, Dr. Shoaib Akhtar, Director ORIC, FJWU distributed University Souvenir to the esteemed guests.


Group photo of Faculty of Behavioral Sciences, Delegate from APRC and Students