Name of the activity: Remember Us

Country/NMO: India (MSAI)

Program: Healthy Lifestyles & Non-Communicable Diseases

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Education. Education on health issues for specific societal groups, either in the form of projects (set of tasks for a certain group over a fixed period of time), events (something notable that happens) or conferences (form meeting about ideas related to a particular topic, usually over several days).

General description:

Remember Us is an awareness event designed to share information about Alziehmers and Dementia. The target population includes the elderly population (50-80 year olds)

The audience learns about Alzeihmers, its signs and symptoms, and the importance of preventive practices. Using the presentation provided we discussed symptoms, risk factors and treatment options. This is followed by a Dementia Analysis. Later , an Interactive session is conducted where they feel connected to them and celebrate their contribution to society by activities of their choice ( singing/sharing old stories/debating /teaching them some new technology/helping them out )

Focus area:

Alzeihmers Awareness

Problem statement:

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a growing public health problem among the elderly in developing countries.

It is estimated that by the year 2020, approximately 70% of the world’s population aged 60 and above will be living in developing countries, with 14.2% in India.

India houses more than 4 million people suffering from some form of dementia. Alzheimer’s being the most common condition out of all of them affect around 1.6 million. Alarmingly, this number is set to triple by 2050!

Target groups:

Elderly people

Beneficiaries:

Elderly people

Objectives and indicators of success:

To make at least 500 people above the age of 50, aware of the basic symptoms of alzheimers and dementia with the help of a 60 minute powerpoint presentation delivered by a MSAI volunteer.

To share information about early signs of alzheimers

Discuss the warning signs of alzheimers and how it differs from typical age-related changes

Conduct a dementia analysis with the help of the provided questionnaires

Have an interactive activity with them to feel connected and celebrate their contribution towards society.

Indicators of success:-

More than 50% of target population have understood what alzheimers is

More than 50% of target population can identify 3 symptoms

More than 50% can state 4 measures to reduce risk

Methodology:

Methodology:-

AWARENESS EVENT

Step 1

awareness session

Use the presentation provided and have an awareness session on Alzheimers. Discuss symptoms, risk factors and treatment options.

Dementia Analysis

Two sets of questionnaires will be provided which will assess dementia scores.

Step 2:

Interactive session

Feel connected to them and celebrate their contribution to society by activities of your choice

( singing/sharing old stories/debating /teaching them some new technology/helping them out )

Plans for evaluation:

Monitoring :- We keep on tracking progress with the indicators and we keep on checking with the SMART objective. We can change or add intervention in the plan of action/ methodology.

Evaluation : pre and post event reports and post event dementia analysis survey