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Dementia and Bangladesh: Challenges of an Aging Population for a Developing Country

Organised by Sir William Beveridge Foundation

12 -13 February 2014

 

Dementia and Bangladesh: Challenges of an Aging Population for a Developing Country

Organised by Sir William Beveridge Foundation

12 -13 February 2014

 

 

  The Inaugural Session of the international conference on ‘Dementia and Bangladesh: Challenges of an Ageing Population for a Developing Country’ was held on 12 FebruaryThe Inaugural Session of the international conference on ‘Dementia and Bangladesh: Challenges of an Ageing Population for a Developing Country’ was held on 12 February The Inaugural Session of the international conference on ‘Dementia and Bangladesh: Challenges of an Ageing Population for a Developing Country’ was held on 12 February at 7:15 pm at the BIAM Auditorium, 63 New Eskaton, Dhaka-1000. Mr Syed Mohsin Ali, MP, Honourable Minister, Ministry of Social Welfare, People’s Republic of Bangladesh, was present in the ceremony as the Chief Guest. The inaugural session was also attended, among others, by Ms Nasima Begum, ndc, Secretary-in-Charge, Ministry of Social Welfare, Dr Rahman Jilani, Executive Director of the Sir William Beveridge Foundation, Dr Jacob Roy Kuriakose, Chairman of Alzheimer’s Disease International, Frank J Schaper, Dementia Consultant and Visiting Fellow, Dementia Study Training Centre, Queensland University of Technology and Major General Jiban Kanai Das (Retd), Country Representative and Head of Operations-Bangladesh, Sir William Beveridge Foundation. Michael O’Keefe, Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Sir William Beveridge Foundation chaired the inaugural session.

 

                                   

                                                     Honourable  Guests                                                                                          Country Director was seen to busy with one of Honourable  Guest

The Inaugural Session of the international conference on ‘Dementia and Bangladesh: Challenges of an Aging Population for a Developing Country’ was the first Landmarks of Dementia Awareness Campaign in Bangladesh with the aim is to create awareness about dementia, influence the policy making, establish working relationships with health and social care professionals and provoke necessary coordination and communications links with care and support services that people with dementia and their families need. The major objectives included raising awareness and understanding on dementia among health and social care professionals, policy makers, general people and caregivers; creating facilities at public and private health institutions for diagnosis of dementia, delivering medical treatments and care services through policy advocacy and lobbying; and finally creating an entity named ‘Dementia Bangladesh’ and use the same on promotional and other items and use media outlets to provoke questions and discussions.

 

                                                                                      

                                            Audience and SWBF Officials                                                                                                             Ongoing  Programme

 

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