— Health Awareness Drive: World Alzheimer’s Day, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease is the major cause of Dementia around the world and it is estimated that every year millions of lives are affected by it. Almost ten percent of adults above the age of 65 (Geriatrics) are affected by Alzheimer’s and it is believed that the rate of disease will increase with age and time. There are also cases of early onset of the disease where people of 30 to 45 years become the victim. ADI (Alzheimer’s Disease International) launched International Alzheimer’s Day (aka World Alzheimer’s Day) on 21st September, 1994, on their tenth annual conference and declared it to be observed annually to spread the understanding of this degenerating disease of the central nervous system.

Considering a wide range of healthcare responsibilities, a Pharmacist is entrusted with, students of School of Pharmacy, RK University, prepared and distributed health awareness newsletters regarding prevention & treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease on 21st September, 2018, at various health conscious populated areas like Race Course Ring Road, Sorathiya wadi Circle, Garden near Big Bazaar, Chandrashekhar Garden in front of Love Temple, Garden Opp. Bahumali Bhavan.

Apart from this, students also tried to make society aware about Alzheimer by performing a small drama on the same and spread the alertness about Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Herbal & Allopathic Treatment and its prevention by use of simple remedies (might be found in Home even!)

Students also displayed pamphlets across RK University. The awareness drive generated a lot of interest and received a wonderful response from the public.

Booth wise List of Participated Students:

  1. Big bazaar & Nil-da-Dhaba:
    • Jay Pambhar
    • Parth Saun
    • Jyot Pagadhar
    • Mayuri Shah
    • Kishan Karia
  1. Sorathiya wadi circle:
    • Jinal Adhiya
    • Vivek Tank
    • Anjali Patadiya
    • Suman Borasadiya
    • Prijesh Goshwami
  1. Race course:
    • Avina Shingala
    • Rajesh Devani
    • Paras Busa
    • Savan Ajani
  1. Bahumali Bhavan:
    • Ishita Chotaliya
    • Priyank Sakhiya
    • Komal Prajapati
    • Ishita Zalawadiya
  2. Police Head Quarter:
    • Neha Fafdiya
    • Hiral Tanna
    • Riddhi Modi
    • Pravina Maru

Through all these activities since many years, School of Pharmacy, RK University, has been a pioneer in highlighting the importance of Pharma profession to the public.

 

Dr.Vipulkumar-Patel

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