Lahore, Punjab University’s Institute of Social and Cultural Studies, in collaboration with Alzheimer’s Pakistan, hosted a seminar on Alzheimer’s disease awareness at its auditorium. The event, organized by the Department of Public Health’s Nutrition and Well-Being society, aimed to educate students about Alzheimer’s disease and its impact in Pakistan.
According to University of the Punjab, the seminar featured key speakers including Director ISCS Prof Dr. Rubeena Zakar, Program manager of Alzheimer’s Pakistan Muhammad Salman, along with Dr. Nauman Ali and Dr. Muhammad Naveed Tahir. The event was well-attended by faculty members and a significant number of students.
Muhammad Salman addressed the audience, focusing on dispelling common myths and taboos associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia. He shared insights from his work with the Lahore Day Care Club, which aids patients suffering from memory loss. Dr. Nauman Ali emphasized the need for greater societal awareness about mental illnesses and dementia. Dr. Muhammad Naveed Tahir encouraged students to adopt a more cooperative and empathetic attitude towards individuals dealing with dementia and memory loss conditions.
The seminar was a vital step in spreading knowledge and understanding about Alzheimer’s disease among the younger generation, fostering a more informed and compassionate approach to mental health issues in society.