This World Alzheimer’s Day, change the life of a patient with Portea
Domlur, Bengaluru Feb 14, 2017
This #WorldAlzheimersDay, Portea and Milaap want to help out those living with the condition. Alzheimer’s might not be curable, but the lives of the patients can always be made comfortable with their dignity intact. That’s what Hope – Ek Asha (HEA) tries to do every day – helping the caregivers do their best for their loved ones.
HEA is a day care centre for Alzheimer’s patients founded by Dr. Sushma Chawla. She was deeply troubled when her mother showed signs of dementia and had a person experience with the disease. After her mother passed away, she started taking care of other Alzheimer’s patients and in the year 2001, founded HEA. At HEA, patients are picked up from their home and dropped back in the evening before the sun set. At the centre a structured activity programme is followed where the patients are involved in brain-stimulating activities and group entertainments in order to keep them safe and active. Proper counselling for the caregivers by the clinical psychologists is also conducted. HEA is a place for support and respite to the caregiver.