Remember ME - You Me and Dementia

Saturday, September 5, 2009

India: National Photography Competition on Dementia 2009

On the occasion of World Alzheimer’s Day on 21st Sep 2009 (ARDSI ) Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India announces National Photographic award on Dementia – 2009. The theme of the competition is “Active Life with Dementia” . Any professional or amateur photographer of ages 18 and above.

The competition is open from 1st September 2009 to 5th November 2009.

Dementia is a progressive brain dysfunction ,it is a brain disorder which results in a restriction of daily activities and in most cases leads in the long term to the need for care mostly in 60 + age group. There are many forms of dementia, the most common one being Alzheimer's disease. The disease knows no social, economic, or ethnic boundaries.

Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common cause of dementia. Other causes include vascular disease, dementia with Lewy bodies and fronto-temporal dementia. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a silent killer of brain and lives of world’s elderly people. It is the fourth leading cause of death among the older adults in the developed world. The symptoms can broadly include difficulties with language, significant short-term memory loss, time disorientation, difficulty in making decisions, showing signs of depression and aggression and lack of initiative and motivation. Alzheimer's Disease is not a normal part of the aging process. It is a disease. It can strike anyone.



Contact :
The Project Officer,
ARDSI,
Madavana Temple Road,
Vennala P.O,
Palarivattom – 682 028,
Kochi,
Kerala, India.
Email: ardsicochin@gmail.com
Ph: +91 484 2808088
Helplines: +91 9846198473/ 98461 98786/ 98461 98471.

Silver Inning Foundation supports this programme.


See Detail here: http://silverinnings.blogspot.com/2009/09/national-photography-competitions-on.html


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2 comments:

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