Taking Care

In the past we tended to presume that the person with dementia lost their individuality and personality during the course of their illness.

As physical damage occurred to the brain, their value as a person was assumed to diminish. People with dementia were sometimes not treated as individuals in their own right.

An approach to dementia care that recognises the personal history, character and individuality of the person with dementia has been shown to have a positive impact on the progress of the condition.

People with dementia don’t stop being people once they develop the condition.

Each of us is an individual with a life history, abilities, likes and dislikes. When a person develops dementia, it becomes particularly important to respect them as a person and support their sense of identity.

  • Focus on the person’s strengths and abilities. Suggest activities that they can still manage and enjoy.
  • Dementia affects thinking and reasoning, but emotions and feelings are often unaffected. The person with dementia may feel sad or upset at times. It is important to acknowledge and respond to these feelings.
  • Be aware that the person with dementia may not communicate verbally. They may show how they feel in the way they move their body, for example, or in their facial expressions.
  • The person with dementia is an adult. Do not treat them as if they were a child.
  • As a general rule, try to put yourself in the place of the person with dementia. How would you like to be treated?

    A Little Care Is What They Need!

    What is the basic reason for joining this volunteer program?

    (Tick the option that suites you best, you can choose the multiple options as well)
    To support Alzheimer’s PakistanTo learn about DementiaFor gaining experienceTo become an active contributorTo help me get into paid employmentVolunteering is a tradition in my familyAny other reason:

    What would be your preferable way to get involved in this volunteer program?

    (Tick the option that suites you best, you can choose the multiple options as well)
    By making at least five volunteersBy organizing fundraising and donation collecting eventsBy sponsoring a patient for Rs. 2000 per monthBy organizing awareness events. (seminars, camps, walks, etc)By putting up poster on shops, distributing awareness material and placing donation boxes at different locationsBy helping in the establishment of new branches in other citiesAny other way by which you can help Alzheimer’s Pakistan?


    Note: It is mandatory for all the volunteers to raise a donation of Rs. 2000 by selling Alzheimer’s Pakistan’s information cards worth 100 rupees (each card) in addition to the above mentioned commitment. All volunteers will be awarded with an acknowledgment certificate.


    Alzheimer’s Pakistan

    146/1, Shadman Jail Road, Lahore.Tel: 042-35233935, 35233936
    Email: info@alz.org.pkwebsite: www.alz.org.pk

  • How can you Help ?

    Thank you for your interest in donating to the work of the Alzheimer’s Pakistan. The generous support of donors provides services for people facing Alzheimer’s disease and supports research to improve treatment, care, and prevention strategies. Donations can be made through cash, cheques and bank drafts: Cheques and bank drafts should be addressed to “Alzheimer’s Pakistan”. For cash donations, please find below our bank account number:


    Alzheimers Pakistan


    PK59 MUCB 0077 6010 1002  6377


    042 35233935