ڈیمنشیا: کیا پاکستان آنے والے وقت کے چیلنج کے لیے تیار ہے؟

ڈیمنشیا: کیا پاکستان آنے والے وقت کے چیلنج کے لیے تیار ہے؟

Media Category: Print
Media Organization: BBC
By: Nazish Zafar

Non communicable diseases (NCD) pose a much bigger threat than communicable ones in coming times, Dementia is the biggest challenge of them all. There’s no registry for dementia patients in Pakistan but estimates tell there are 5 to 10 lac dementia patients in Pakistan and the number is on the rise. Dementia bring with it an equally bigger challenge of mental and emotional well being of care takers. This story digs in to hitherto undocumented stats of dementia in Pakstan., it includes expert opinion, account of Care Givers, support group system available in Pakistan all spun around the story of an aging couple who have returned to Pakistan from Canada to be able to take care of their dementia stricken mother. Does this move quell their fear of being crippled from dementia themselves as they age, probably No. Also. dementia is affecting women with a lot more severity and experts tell how care giver women who are confined to house are more at risk of encountering mental problems themselves

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ڈیمنشیا: کیا پاکستان آنے والے وقت کے چیلنج کے لیے تیار ہے؟

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