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Dementia is a progressive brain dysfunction (in Latin 'dementia' means irrationality), which results in a restriction of daily activities and in most cases leads in the long term to the need for care. Dementia is one of the major causes of disability in late-life. Many diseases can result in dementia, the most common one being Alzheimer's disease. It mainly affects older people; about 2% of cases start before the age of 60 years. After this, the prevalence doubles every five years. Dementia affects each person and family differently. As dementias progress, there are notable changes in memory, thinking, language, behavior and function — all of which require different skills and strategies. Very few of us have a natural born knack for care giving. Most caregivers have to learn and practice these new skills. It is estimated that over 3.7 million people are affected by dementia in our country. This is expected to double by 2030. The challenge posed by dementia as a health and social issue is of a scale we can no longer ignore. Despite the magnitude, there is gross ignorance, neglect and scarce services for people with dementia and their families.
The importance of taking care of elderly has become more relevant in India due to the increased lifespan and consequent increase in the population of the aged. As a result of the demographic transition and changing family structure, care of aged is emerging as concern of modern times. The support system and care giving that had been earlier available in the traditional family set up for the elderly has withered away. One of the most important components of developing dementia services in the Country is training health human resources. We at Silver Inning Foundation like other NGO’s have realize the implications of the increasing aging population in the country, and responded by creating care programmes and delivery services aimed at meeting the needs of older persons.
The Training of Care Giver for people with Dementia has evolved with parting of knowledge and innovative ways of empowering the family members and professionals to gain skill sets that could help them in Management of Dementia. By undertaking such Geriatric care trainings we at Silver Inning Foundation will achieve our vision of creating an Elder Friendly World where Ageing becomes a Positive and Rewarding Experience.
• To create awareness about dementia and its various types.
• To educate volunteers and caregivers to identify early warning signs of dementia and early prevention of dementia.
• To train volunteers and caregivers to disseminate knowledge about dementia to local population and Senior Citizens.
• To enhance the capacity & skills of Care givers in managing elderly with dementia.
The methodology of training would include lecture cum discussions, case presentations, group exercises, role play and efforts would be made to make the training participatory in approach. Pre and post assessment evaluation of the participants on knowledge base would be conducted at the beginning and end of the course respectively.
Highlights of Basic Curriculum:
Definition, nature and type of Dementia, Myth and Fact, Symptoms/Identification of Dementia Patients, Role-Play, Group Work, Brain Boosters/other exercises, Documentary, Care Giver Experience etc
What you will get:
• Knowledge & skill for Dementia management
• Certificate of Participation
• Free Leaflets/notes
• Books on dementia/care giving will be available at Rs.275/175/-
• Free Volunteer Membership to Silver Inning Foundation & ARDSI Greater Mumbai Chapter