Call: +88 (02) 9353633

Context

Beveridge Foundation of Bangladesh (BFB) is the branch of Sir William Beveridge Foundation - a British Charity. It works in the field of Health and Social Care, Education and Economic Empowerment. The programme  includes providing personal/nursing care and other support to older and vulnerable persons with disabilities in order to enable them to maintain quality of life in their own homes. Services provided are determined by the care assessment process, eligibility criteria and corporate guidelines of the Foundation.

In caring the vulnerable adults in Bangladesh, the Foundation is confronted with the need to ever expanding range of care services including Dementia care. The Bangladesh society is still unaware of the magnitude of the care needs surrounding Dementia. With assistance from Alzheimer’s Australia (WA) Ltd, the Foundation has been able to enrich its care staff with range of services needed. There is thus a need to bring together the health professionals, care providers and the community in general to raise awareness on heretofore unattended field called Dementia.

Dementia Worldwide

There are currently nearly 36 million people with Dementia in the world. As many as 28 million of those living with Dementia worldwide do not have a diagnosis. The number of people living with Dementia worldwide is expected to double every 20 years. By 2050 it is projected there will be 115 million people with Dementia worldwide. The total estimated cost of Dementia worldwide is US $604billion.

A 2012 report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) recognised that Dementia is a global health challenge and called on countries to recognise this challenge and include Dementia in public health planning.

Impact of Dementia Worldwide

  • Worldwide, there is a new case of dementia every seven seconds.
  • More than 35 million people are currently estimated to have dementia and 4.6 million new cases are diagnosed each year.
  • The idea that illnesses like Alzheimer’s – the most common type of Dementia, are a disease of rich developed nations is a myth:
  • 60 percent of people with Dementia live in developing countries. While the rate of dementia is expected to double between 2001 and 2040 in developed countries, it is forecast to increase by more than 300 percent in India and China.

Prevalence of Dementia in the UK

The well established prevalence rates for Dementia in the UK are:

40-64 years: 1 in 1400       65-69 years: 1 in 100

70-79 years: 1 in 25            80-above     : 1 in 6

 

Dementia statistics in Australia

•        There are over 321,600 Australians living with Dementia

•        This number is expected to increase by one third to 400,000 in less than ten years

•        Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people with Dementia is expected to be almost 900,000 by 2050

 

Dementia in Bangladesh

Dementia is yet unfamiliar in our society. As we are experiencing a rise in the life expectancy and improvement in socio-economic condition in Bangladesh, we are likely to face the ever-growing menace of it. The physicians need to re-look at it and the society at large needs to know much about it so that effective care could be rendered at family as well as community level.

 

Outcome of “Dementia Awareness Campaign in Bangladesh”

  • Improving public awareness so as to improve quality of life for people with Dementia and their families.
  • Putting them in a stronger, informed position to seek a diagnosis and plan for the future.
  • Making more appropriate use of health and social services throughout the course of their condition.

 

For further details communicate with following address please:

 

 

 

Dementia Awareness Campaign In Bangladesh (DACB)

 

 Sir William Beveridge Foundation

52/1, New Eskaton Road

Hasan Holdings (6th floor)

Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Tel : 88-02-9353633

Help Line : 01733-222-999

                                                 

Website: www.dementiabangladesh.org 

 

Alzheimer’s Brain & Awareness Month

ছবিতে স্যার উইলিয়াম বেভারিজ ফাউন্ডেশন এবং এজিং সাপোর্ট ফোরাম এর সদস্যদের দেখা যাচ্ছে। ‍

“ আসুন  ভালো কিছু করি, আলঝাইমার’স রোগকে প্রতিহত করি”ই স্লোগান নিয়ে স্যার উইলিয়াম বেভারিজ ফাউন্ডেশন এবং এজিং সার্পোট ফোরাম এর যৌত উদ্যোগে র‌্যালী ও লিফলেট বিতরণ এর মাধ্যমে আলঝাইমার’স রোগের বিষয়ে সচতচতনা বৃদ্ধির লক্ষ্যে গত ২১ জুন ২০১৫ তারিখে দিবস ব্যাপী কর্মসূচি নেয় হয়।

বলাই বাহুল্য দেশের আর্থ সামাজিক উন্নয়নের সাথে বাড়ছে গড় আয়ু আড়ছে প্রবীণদের সংখ্যা। আর সাধারণভাবে প্রবীণ ব্যক্তিবর্গই আলঝাইমার.স তথা ডিমেনশিয়া রোগে আক্রান্ত থাকেন। এই রোগ নিরাময় এবং প্রতিরোধে উল্লেখযোগ্য কোন ঔষধ আবিস্কৃত না হওয়ায় কেবল মাত্র সেবা/পরিচর্যার মাধ্যমে আক্রান্ত ব্যক্তির জীবন মানুষকে কিছুটা ভালো পর্যায়ে রাখা যেতে পারে। সারা বিশ্বের সাথে তাল মিলিয়ে ২১ জুন বিশ্বের দীর্ঘতম দিবসে Go PURPLE এর উদ্যোগের সাথে একাত্মতা ষোষণা করে। উল্লেখ্য জুন মাসকে  Alzheimer’s Brain & Awareness Month হিসাবে ষোষণা করা হয়েছে।

 

 

Karen Saunders (Registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health Care Professions Council, United Kingdom), is a Professional Lead Specialist Physiotherapist in Neurology in Gloucestershire (UK).  Karen is the Director of Da Vinci In Motion Educational, Research and Clinical Neuro-physiotherapy Services, an independent provider of expert specialist neurological services for individuals and families affected by brain and spinal cord injuries and other neurological illnesses eg. dementia.  Karen works as an associate lecturer and contributes to both the theoretical and practical education and training of physiotherapy students, qualified physiotherapists and therapy assistants.  Karen feels honoured and has kindly agreed to take on the role of Neuro-therapy Advisor for the Sir William Beveridge Foundation to support and advise on the education, training, research and service development for therapists and individuals affected by neurological disorders.  The photograph shows Dr Mohamed Sakel (Consultant Physician in Neuro-rehabilitation in East Kent), who is also the Global Ambassador for the SWBF, attaching the lapel badge of the SWBF with Karen in Cirencester, UK.

 

Inauguration of centre for Stroke Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy & Dementia Café (SRPD)

As a pioneer in Home Care Service, Sir William Beveridge Foundation has taken the Historic step to work for the Stroke and Disable People from 10th March, 2015. Stroke and Neurological Patients with other People with Disabilities are being treated by Multidisciplinary Team Approach including Physician, Physiotherapist, Speech & Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Care workers. The Service of SWBF has been extended and Specialized with Stroke Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy Consultancy, Extended Physiotherapy Service at home, Assistive Device, Dementia Day Café along with Home Care & Palliative Care. Honorable HOB is expressing his feelings in the inauguration of SRPD

The Community care givers are listening to HOB along with Medical director& distinguish guests in inauguration of SRPD 

A cervical disc prolapsed patient is being treated by Mechanical traction in SRPD

A physician affected by CVA is being examined by Physiotherapist in SRPD.

A Frozen shoulder patient is being applied Wax bath in SRPD

A child with genu varum is being assessed by Physiotherapist in SRPD.

A stroke Patient is being treated by Physiotherapist in SRPD.

 

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