Publications of ARDSI Calcutta
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A short literature on the publications
Background of the Publications:
Alzheimer’s and other forms of irreversible progressive degeneration of brain disorders, collectively called dementia, make a new phenomenon to reckon with the world over. Billed as ‘the disease of the century’, dementia has been predicted by the World Health Organisation to be fast approaching to hit the mother earth in a mammoth proportion of an epidemic. The official statistics run as follows: The world population, currently surging at a rate of one new incidence every seven seconds, will touch 1 billion by 2050 against 30 million at present. India, slated to be the second worst hit country next only to China, will have 16.3 million demented people by 2050 against 3.5 million now.
Predominantly an old-age disorder, dementia is set to cast a devastating pressure on health and social care infrastructure of the country which is pathetically under-prepared at the moment to face the imminent epidemic. The Union government has started to tighten its belt and has been reported to have started the process of overhauling its policy of support for the elders, formulated way back in 1990, with special emphasis on dementia and its social implications.
The publications deal with this vast and comparatively new field of dementia, and, as such, are privileged maiden efforts on their own rights in the national scenario. The books will find an ever-increasing number of buyers with the fast pace of spread of the disease.
PUBLISHER: The publisher of the books, ARDSI Calcutta Chapter, is a specialised social organisation in the field of dementia in eastern and north-eastern part of India. The NGO, dedicated to the cause of providing care and support to the people with dementia and their families, is affiliated to the global dementia platform, London-based Alzheimer’s Disease International.