21 September 2021 | News
ASSOCHAM organises webinar on Graceful Ageing to commemorate World Alzheimer's Day
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The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) organised a webinar on ‘Graceful Ageing,’ to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease (AD), on 21 September.
In his address, Prof. (Dr.) Rajinder K Dhamija, Head of Neurology Department Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi noted that national policies and programmes specifically targeting epilepsy, neuro infections, dementia and neuro-degenerative diseases need to be planned by the government.
Sharing his perspective on AD, Dr. Shamsher Dwivedee, Chairman Neurosciences and Director Clinical Services, Vimhans Nayati Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi highlighted how there is an overall neglect towards brain as a part of general health awareness whereas it is one of the most important organs for a healthy living. “Brain performance needs closer assessment by general physicians, family members, friends, and colleagues to pick brain maladies early.”
Other speakers included Sailesh Mishra, Founder & President, Silver Innings Group and Founder, A1 Snehanjali Assisted Living Elder Care Home; Dr Suvarna Alladi, Professor of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore; Dr Ritu Rana, Heading Mission-Health, HelpAge India; Anil Rajput, Chairman, ASSOCHAM CSR Council and Dr Rajesh Kesari, Founder and Director Total Care Control, Delhi-NCR who also moderated the panel discussion.