Kochi has been designated as a dementia-friendly city by Kerala's chief minister

Kochi has been designated as a dementia-friendly city by Kerala's chief minister

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Category : State Published on: October 18 2021

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  • Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan declared Kochi a "dementia-friendly city" while launching the Udbodh dementia-friendly district programme.
  • Udbodh is a collaboration between the Cochin University of Science and Technology's Neuro Science department, the Ernakulam district administration, and the Kochi Municipal Corporation.
  • The project's first phase was opened by the Chief Minister.
  • The project's goal is to raise public awareness of dementia's rising prevalence.

Important Facts 

About Dementia

  • Dementia is a general term for loss of memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking abilities that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. 
  • Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia.
  • Caused by:  Damage to or changes in the brain.
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