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MCON creates awareness on Alzheimer’s disease


Team Udayavani, Sep 27, 2019, 6:27 PM IST

Manipal: Department of Psychiatric / Mental Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal conducted Alzheimer’s week programmes from September 21 to 26, 2019 to sensitize the general public about early symptoms, prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

A talk on raising awareness among the general public and support to those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias was aired on September 21 in Manipal, Udupi and nearby villages of Shivalli, Alevooru, Perampally, Badagabettu, Ambalapady, Kalyanapura, Udyavara, and Kukkehally, on Community Radio Manipal 90.4.

On the concluding day, an awareness programme on Dementia, in collaboration with Lions Club, Moodubelle was organized for the public of Moodubelle Panchayath. Mrs Flavia Noronha, a lecturer in MCON spelt out the theme, “Raising awareness and challenging stigma” and Mrs Rochelle Jane Dsa another lecturer conducted the awareness session.

To sensitize the high-risk group, third-year BSc Nursing students enacted a role-play on Alzheimer’s disease, which was well-received by the group. The programme concluded by an interactive session with the lecturers.

Mr Renjulal Yesodharan, Assistant Professor and coordinator of the programme, Manipal College of Nursing, Ln Anil D’Mello, Vice President and other office bearers of Lions Club, Moodubelle and Sr. Irene Viegas, Principal, St. Lawrence Primary School Moodubelle were present.

 

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