Dimapur, September 22: To commemorate World Alzheimer’s Day, Tetso College conducted a webinar on the theme ‘Let’s talk about dementia’ with Dr Viketoulie Pienyu, Senior Medical Officer, State Mental Health Institute as the resource speaker.
Dr Pienyu enlightened the participants on the signs, symptoms and characteristics of Alzheimer’s disease. He defined the disease as a progressive neurodegenerative and psychiatric condition which gradually leads to a decline in cognitive functions such as forgetfulness, memory impairment, difficulty in performing daily tasks or concentrating on simple tasks, and loss of inhibition.
Some symptoms that can be indicative of onset of Alzheimer’s are difficulty in performing daily tasks, change of mood and depression, difficulty in concentration, difficulty in keeping track of time , difficulty in solving problems.
Dr Pienyu also gave insights on the onset and causes of Alzheimer’s, psychosocial care, treatment and medication and added that having good sleep, work-life balance, good physical and mental health, healthy social life, avoiding alcohol and drugs, and proper management of stress can prevent Alzheimer’s disease in a person.
Further, he emphasized on the need to spread awareness, provide care and enhance the quality of the life of people suffering from Alzheimer’s.
Meanwhile, the session was chaired by Nouzhienino Peseyie, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology while the opening remarks were given by Wondanglo Lotha, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology. (Page News Service)