Alzheimer’s and Related disorders Society of India (ARDSI)

 
 
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Alzheimer’s and Related disorders Society of India (ARDSI)
Message From Chairperson
Mrs. Meera Pattabiraman, Chairperson, Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India.
Dear Friends,

Warm Greetings from National Administrative Office of Alzheimer's & Related Disorders Society of India!

The start of the silver jubilee year of ARDSI has been a memorable one with so much happening, a lot of exciting and new projects and proposals in the offing and chapters joining hands to achieve our goals.


The publication of the Global Action Plan on Dementia Call for Action 2017-2025 by World Health Organization in May has given us a big boost. Our Health Minister Sri. JP Nadda was present on that occasion and he endorsed this plan. The Plan mandates all governments to come up with a country plan for dementia by 2025. So, ARDSI has taken the initiative to develop a national strategy leading to a country plan. We are holding national consultative meetings region wise and aim to come up with a strategy to be presented to the Union Government by World Alzheimer‚??s Month next year.

WHO conducted a workshop in Jakarta in November to discuss and take forward the Global Action Plan in the Asia Pacific region. I was invited to be part of this workshop. Sri. Oma Nand, Director, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare was present and he assured me of full support for the country plan. Both Mr. Narendhar, our Executive Director and I have been in touch with him since the workshop and we will be working in tandem to put together the country plan. At the workshop, I also got the opportunity to meet Ms. Nazneen Anwar, Regional Advisor, Mental Health, WHO SEARO and spend some time with Dr. Tarun Dua, Coordinator in Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, WHO, Geneva to discuss our strategy for the India plan for dementia. With the full support of both ADI and WHO, we at the national office are confident of advocating with the Government to come up with a national plan as mandated by WHO.

It is my pleasure to inform you that we will be part of an international research project called STRiDE to assess the socio economic burden of care in seven Low and Middle Income Countries. This is a four year multi million project, initiated by London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Alzheimer‚??s Disease International (ADI) and Dementia Alliance International (DIA), for building research capability using economics, epidemiology and policy analysis to respond to the needs of growing numbers of persons with dementia. The official roll out of the project will be held in London next March, and Dr. Suvarna Alladi, our lead researcher and I have been invited to take part in the launch.

I am also excited about India being included in the Global Dementia Observatory study, which is a knowledge exchange platform developed by World Health Organisation. Scientific data will be generated in three key areas of policy, service delivery and information and research. Such data will be very useful in formulating the country plan.

 
 
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Kunnamkulam - 680 503, Thrissur, Kerala.
Website: www.ardsi.org
Tel: 04885 223801 (off)
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