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PU ISCS organizes seminar on Alzheimer’s disease
PU ISCS organizes seminar on Alzheimer’s disease

LAHORE: (Friday, November 10, 2023): Punjab University Institute of Social and Cultural studies Department of Public Health’s Nutrition and Well-Being society in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Pakistan organized a seminar on ‘Alzheimer’s disease awareness lecture & dementia friendly session’ at its auditorium. The purpose was to inform students about Alzheimer’s disease in Pakistan. On this occasion, Director ISCS Prof Dr Rubeena Zakar, Program manager Alzheimer’s Pakistan Muhammad Salman, Dr Nauman Ali, Dr Muhammad Naveed Tahir, faculty members and a large number of students were present. In his address, Muhammad Salman shed light on the taboo regarding Alzheimer’s and dementia, and corrected some myths. He shared his work on Lahore Day Care Club for patients with memory loss. Dr Nauman Ali briefed the students about the need of awareness in our society regarding mental illnesses and dementia. Dr Muhammad Naveed Tahir encouraged the students to be more cooperative and empathetic towards people suffering from dementia and memory loss conditions.