It is wednesday and today I look into projects that focus on dementia or then, alzheimer's. today's project is very fittingly called Alzheimer's project located in tallahassee, florida, us. History of Alzheimer's Project It all started back in 1991 as an outreach program by the local Saint Paul's United Methodist Church. Today, it is known … Continue reading Project: Alzheimer’s Project
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Alzheimer's Dementia Namibia wants to publish the below letter for a number of reasons. No 1 - We need to get the message out there. No 2 - The struggle is so similar that it hurts. And that is enough reason for us to help Rosetti Care in Nigeria. Please take time to read the … Continue reading Attempts at creating a National dementia strategy for Nigeria
It was no surprise to find that since 2005, Chief Petrus has been on Hadol (Haloperidol). This is the most common drug that the doctors throughout Namibia prescribe to any patient that has the slightest brain dysfunction. To me, this means that Chief Petrus has been chained in chemical chains for nine years! Nine years in which his quality of life has been stolen while people get rich from selling these horrible drugs. Let me explain myself.
He asked: “Is there dementia in Africa?” I laughed as I responded: “Well, in Africa, like all over the world, people have brains. And if you have a brain, you can get brain diseases.”
Kaputu’s History & Her Healing Process The last time that I visited Opuwo, I met Uapindika, Kaputu’s sister. Uapindika told me stories about Kaputu’s childhood that would make good thrillers. Kaputu’s father died when she was still very young and her mother then decided to move to Angola to her family. Kaputu’s grandmother decided that … Continue reading Kaputu’s History
... Every person has: The right to be free: Unchained might it be physical by chain, rope or cloth or chemical by drugs and sedatives. The right not to be isolated for whatever reason The right to do whatever you can still do and prefer to do The right to live on your own as … Continue reading We believe…
This may well be a rational fear as the idea of losing independence, cognition, and personal memories as we age is something that takes away our very sense of self. A person who develops Dementia in effect would cease to exist mentally but still be alive physically – so in some respects the condition is even worse than death itself. As our population in this country ages and we become more aware of loved ones and people we know losing their mental faculty as they get older, it is important that we understand what the early signs of Dementia are and have an idea of what it means to suffer from this terrible and soul-destroying condition.
Dementia is not confined to any specific ethnic or…
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Then Kaputu does something very odd. In all the time that I have known her, she has never followed anyone anywhere let alone gets up one her own and goes somewhere. But now, as I get up, she stands and follows me to the door. The doctor and I smile as we realize that Kaputu has in fact understood me.