Dementia awareness booth a hit

|     Azlan Othman     |

THE Dementia awareness programme was conducted during KBKu Ceria and Healthy Mukim Programme at Golden Jubilee Recreational Park in Kuala Belait yesterday.

It was conducted in cooperation with the Health Promotion Centre of the Ministry of Health (MoH).

Guest of honour Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar visited the Demensia Brunei booth.

The public thronged to the booth to inquire about dementia. The group also provided health check-ups and highlighted the dementia forward action plan to the minister.

The programme sought to promote awareness of having elderly care as well as an active ageing and dementia action plan.

The group conducted a dementia care skills workshop for 25 healthcare professionals recently.

There are about 2,000 persons with families affected by dementia.

Guest of honour, Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jaafar at a booth that provided information on dementia. – AZLAN OTHMAN