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Memory First Aid: remote memory service and webinar-based dementia training for non-medical graduates in Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

  • Arun Jha (a1), Shehan Williams (a2), Bhaweshwar Singh (a3), Prabhat Pradhan (a4), Khem Raj Bhatt (a5), Muhammad Iqbal Afridi (a6), Rahul Tomar (a1) and Kaushik Mukhopadhaya (a1)...

Abstract

The prevalence of dementia is rising in low-resource countries, where specialist memory services are almost non-existent. The COVID-19 pandemic has created opportunities for innovative remote healthcare. Research shows a lack of dementia literacy and help-seeking behaviour for memory-related problems among older adults in South Asian countries. This paper proposes a remote memory service model and virtual dementia training in South Asian countries, called Memory First Aid (MFA). MFA offers help to a person experiencing memory difficulties until appropriate professional help is received. The MFA course is a 12-h webinar-based package consisting of four weekly modules. It covers dementia awareness and clinical features. The aim is to develop a non-medical workforce able to screen and assess older people with suspected dementia.

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Memory First Aid: remote memory service and webinar-based dementia training for non-medical graduates in Nepal, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka

  • Arun Jha (a1), Shehan Williams (a2), Bhaweshwar Singh (a3), Prabhat Pradhan (a4), Khem Raj Bhatt (a5), Muhammad Iqbal Afridi (a6), Rahul Tomar (a1) and Kaushik Mukhopadhaya (a1)...

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