Alzheimer’s Patients Rising

Os Nepal, Kathmandu, March 29: Growing urbanization, unhygienic food and hectic lifestyle has caused rise on the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s in Nepal.

At a programme organized by the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society Nepal in the capital city recently, it was informed that as many as 78,000 Nepalis were currently suffering from the Alzheimer’s, and it was on the rise. It is projected that by 2050, the number of people suffering this disease will have risen up to 285,000.

The disease makes brain tissues dysfunctional, and follows the dementia.

Vice-Chairman of Society, Shreedhar Lamichhane, suggested for regular physical exercise, balanced and hygienic food, maximum consumption of fruits and green vegetables could help deter this disease.

Managing director at the Hope Hermitage, Pramila Thapa and senior citizens rights activists Krishna Gautam among others said if the mind was kept free from stress and tension, Alzheimer’s could not attack.

Although this disease haunts the people above 65 in the developed countries, the people from the developing countries witness it above 60 years of age. RSS