Alzheimer’s Pakistan Rawalpindi Chapter (APRC) scheduled a Students’ Conference on Alzheimer’s disease & related Dementias, on 24th Sep 2016 at Rawalpindi Medical College, New Teaching Block, Holy Family Hospital, Rawalpindi for the students of medical and behavioral sciences of local universities and medical colleges.
This conference’s objective were to sensitize both the medical and the civic community regarding the emerging epidemic of Alzheimer’s & related Dementias due to increasing life spans, the projected increase in absolute number of People Living with Dementia in Pakistan by the year 2050 when the “young Cohorts” of “today” will be in the senior citizens cohort, the effects of sedentary lifestyles, pollution, drug abuse and obesity.
Eminent guest Speakers graced the occasion and shared their knowledge on Alzheimer’s and related Dementias with the audience. Alzheimer’s Pakistan is grateful to all the speakers and the attendees for making the conference a success.
The Conference Program is given below:
Chief Guest : Prof, Dr. Malik . H. Mubashar.
8:45 am Registration
09:00 am Recitation of Holy Verses. Mr. Ahmed Khursheed- RMC
09:10 am Welcome Address Brig ( R ) Munawar Ahmed Rana
09:20 am Spectrum of Behavioral Changes in AD Ms Fiza Hussain- FJWU
09:30 am Problem Behaviour, Caregiver reaction & their impact Ms Maryam Zahid- FJWU
09:45 am Best Policies in Treatment & Management of PAD Ms Rakhshan Saeed IIMC
09:55 am Role of Caregivers in management of PAD Mr. Asshub Hassan – IIMC
10:10 am Caring for the carers Brig ( R ) Mowadat Hussain Rana
10:45 am TEA
11:10 am Case Study Presentation Prof, Dr. Wahab Yousafzai- Shifa Medical College
11:45 am Presentation by students of RMC
12:00 pm Dementia in Pakistan Perspective Prof, Dr. Fareed A. Minhas
12:35 pm Words of Thanks by Brig Munawar Ahmed Rana SI(M), (RETD), President
12:45 pm Address by Chief Guest; Prof, Dr. Malik H. Mubbashar, HI, SI
1:30 PM Collection of Certificates/ Dispersal*