Alzheimer’s Association Lebanon was founded in 2003 as a non-profit organization with the mission of improving the quality of life for people with dementia and their caretakers and with the primary objective of raising public awareness throughout Lebanon and the Middle East.
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21 September 2015
On the occasion of World Alzheimer’s Day, Alzheimer’s Association Lebanon held a conference on “The Behavioral and Psychological Problems of Dementia Patients” under ...
World Alzheimer’s Day
21 September 2015
On the occasion of World Alzheimer’s Day, Alzheimer’s Association Lebanon held a conference on “The Behavioral and Psychological Problems of Dementia Patients” under the patronage of the Minister of Health, Mr. Wael Abou Faour on Monday 21st of September 2015 at Monroe Hotel.
Sponsored by SANDOZ Pharmaceuticals , the conference commenced with the Lebanese National Anthem followed by a welcome word from Dr. Nabil Naja, AAL’s President, shedding light on the work that the association has achieved during 12 years, stressing on its important role in helping families coping with the changes and offering a better quality of life for the Alzheimer’s patients.
Then Dr. Helou , the minister’s representative and Dr. Radi, WHO representative each expressed their full support to the association’s work and cited its important role in spreading awareness.
Four doctors specialized in the Alzheimer’s field were leading the panel: Dr. Naji Riachi, Dr. Elie Estephan, Dr. Georges Karam and Dr. Mona Kraeim.
They presented a case study tackling the following issues:
- Agitation / Aggression
- Going home
- Insomnia / Sleeping problems
- Eating problems
Then the Drs. proposed practical solutions for these common problems that every caregiver can face.
Not the mention that these behavioral problems affect negatively the whole family and main reason for discussing these problems is to ease the burdens on families that have an Alzheimer’s case.
This conference is part of the core work of the association, aiming to help in improving the quality of life for the patients and their families.
The conference was followed by a fruitful Q/A session.
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