NGOs Urged to Help With Alzheimer’s

NGOs Urged to Help With Alzheimer’sNGOs Urged to Help With Alzheimer’s

Persons aged 60 and above currently comprise over 9% of the country’s population of 80 million and more than 700,000 seniors at present are suffering from Alzheimer’s, said Farid Barati Sadeh, head of the State Welfare Organization’s Secretariat of National Council on Older People.  

He urged non-governmental organizations to contribute in promoting a culture that supports the elderly, ISNA reported.

Demographic changes have been rapid and the pertinent organizations have failed to keep pace in addressing challenges related to senior citizens, he noted.   Only 5,000 patients suffering from Alzheimer’s, mostly from Tehran, are covered by Iran Alzheimer’s Association.

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