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Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmed, Chairman, Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation addressing the Dementia Caregivers Golden Award handing over ceremony marking the World Alzheimer\'s Month organized by Department of Public Health of Daffodil International University

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Department of Public Health of Daffodil International University (DIU) and Alzheimer Society of Bangladesh (ASB) jointly observed World Alzheimer's Month based on the theme "Everz 3 Seconds, someone in the world develops dementia" on Saturday at 71 Milonayoton of DIU.  
Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmed, Chairman, Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation adorned the chair as chief guest while Selina Jahan Lita, MP and Justice Md. Nazrul Islam Talukder, Syed Mizanur Rahman, Director Student Affairs of DIU were present as special guests. Presided over by Prof Dr Ahmed Ismail Mustafa, Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences of DIU, the program was also addressed by Prof Dr AKM Nurunnabi, Population Sciences Department, University of Dhaka, Rtn M Khairul Alam, District Governor, Rotary International District-3281, Bangladesh, Md. Azizul Haque, Secretary General, Alzheimer Society of Bangladesh (ASB), Rtn Sejan Khan, Chairman, Dementia Rotary Bangladesh, Prof Dr Harun Or Rashid, Head, Department of Public Health, DIU, Rtn Rosy Sultana, President, Rotary Club of Rose Vallly, Rtn. Md. Mahamudur Rahman, President, Rotary Club of Dhaka. Rtn Affan Ahmed Siddiqui, President, Rotary Club of Buriganga. Dr Moshiur Rahman, Assistant Professor of Department of GeneticEngineering and Bio Technology of Jessore University of Science and Technology presented keynote presentation on Dementia and highlighted the role of the society to prevent dementia.
This is for the first time in the history of Bangladesh that Dementia Caregivers Golden Award were handed over to Saifuddin Ahmed, Taslima Kabir, Prof Shahin Ahmed, Dr Nazifa Islam and Advocate Abdul Malek.     
Addressing as the chief guest Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmed said, in the decade of 1970, it was very rare to find out a diabetic patient as people were not aware about it or were not familiar with the syndrome of the disease. Similarly now a day's most of our people don't know about dementia.  So, from now we will have to create awareness on dementia among mass people.
He also said that at least 7 percent of total population of Bangladesh is belongs to old age. Dementia patient is dangerously increasing in this elder society. So we should increase awareness about dementia from right now.
Justice Nazrul Islam Talukder said that dementia is a silent killer and dangerous disease. But, proper awareness and precaution can help remove this disease.  Most of the people are not concerned about this disease.
Dr AKM Nurun Nabi stressed that awareness should be increased about dementia among all walks of people of the society.  This kind of word, we have heard from two or three years ago, but we have no manifestos that how to possible create awareness. To make regulations on dementia, firstly government should come forward with massive program.

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