Dementia is life changing condition which affects not only patients but their families and the wider community. In Pakistan only 10% of sufferers will receive any kind of treatment. Without any form of support patients and their families struggle to cope with their condition. For those living alone it can be a terrifying, lonely experience.
Our specialised dementia care team in Pakistan travel across the country to provide free psychological and medical support to patients. The dedicated nurses and doctors mean that thousands of elderly people and their families are able to cope with dementia. We help individuals maintain their physical and cognitive well-being, and we educate caregivers about the progressive nature of the disease and consider how it can be managed at home. Without our dedicated nurses and doctors thousands of elderly people in the country would be left neglected, isolated and struggling with this terrible condition.
Zohra Foundation has been running specialised dementia treatment centres in Pakistan for the last 5 years. Across the world and in Pakistan Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia (often after a stroke) are the most common types. However, there are also many other reversible conditions that cause the same symptoms, such as thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies. Once our team has established the type of dementia, we are then able to provide the most suitable medical and emotional support to patients and their families.