22nd International Psychiatric Conference

Dementia Friends Session
4 February, 2019
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4 February, 2019

The 22nd International Psychiatric Conference 2018 has been held from Nov 16-18, 2018 at Avari Hotel Lahore. During this conference, Alzheimer’s Pakistan participated in an important Session titled “Geriatric Psychiatry ”. Dr. Salman Karim (UK) opened the session by presenting on Developing specialist mental health services for Pakistani elders’ followed by Dr Ross Alexander Dunne (UK) on Psychiatric disorders in later life. Prof Ira Leroi then made a comprehensive presentation on Cognitive impairment and Dementia (Ageing and healthy ageing; Common dementias – management.

Dr. Hussain Jafri, secretary general, Alzheimer’s Pakistan presented the role of Alzheimer’s Pakistan and the services it provides to people with dementia, their families and healthcare providers in the country. Dr Jafri presented the latest figures on global dementia prevalence, its associated financial and social burden, conditions in Pakistan and challenges faced by Pakistan in dealing with this epidemic. Moreover, he also highlighted that Alzheimer’s Pakistan is working with the government and soon National Dementia Strategy shall be soon be launched in the country followed by a provincial Dementia Plan, envisaging the provision of comprehensive Dementia related services such as diagnosis, management, care, trainings, awareness and research in the country.

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