A seminar on 'Research Findings on Dementia-phase II' organized by the Department of Public Health of Daffodil International University (DIU) held recently at '71 Milonayoton' of the university.
Prof Dr AK Azad, Chairman, Diabetic Association of Bangladesh, was present at the seminar as chief guest and Prof Dr Yousuf Mahbubul Islam, Vice-Chanchellor, DIU, was present as special guest. Prof Dr Ahmed Ismail Mostafa, Dean, Faculty of Allied Health Science, DIU, presided over the seminar.
Prof Dr SM Keramat Ali presented a research paper on dementia as well as keynote speaker. Prof Dr Salamat Khandakar, Associate Professor, Department of MPH, and Prof Dr Nadira Mehriban, Assistant Professor, Department of MPH, also addressed at the seminar.
Addressing as chief guest Prof Azad said that dementia is increasing in Bangladesh among senior citizens radically. It's alarming, so that it needs to create public awareness to prevent this disease. In this regard we should conduct more and more research on dementia. Public and private universities as well as other research organizations should come forward to fulfill research works on dementia. He thanked DIU for arranging this important research work.
Prof Yousuf said that to create awareness and new knowledge about dementia is the responsibility of a university. For creating new knowledge, it needs to conduct research. But it's a matter of great sorrow that research fund is very insufficient in our country. We will have to break this tradition and allocate more funds for research works.
While presenting the research work, Prof Keramat said that this research paper is second paper on dementia by him. The first research work was covered the area of dementia's origin, outgrowth and many others.
This second paper has covered the area of dementias causes, symptom, prevention etc. He also said, it's time to create awareness about dementia. If we do not make people aware about dementia from now, it will increase day by day in Bangladesh in coming days.