|Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia among older adults. Bạch Mai Hospital will offer free check-ups and consultations on the disease to people living in Hà Nội and neighbouring areas on March 30. — Illustrative Image mayoclinic.org|
HÀ NỘI (VNS) — The Bạch Mai General Hospital will offer free check-ups and consultations on Alzheimer’s disease to people living in Hà Nội and the neighbouring areas in the afternoon on March 30.
Visitors will be examined by doctors and psychologists from the hospital’s Mental Health Institute. People with symptoms of or a high risk of Alzheimer’s will be entered into the hospital’s out-patient management programme.
Experts have said the early signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s may include memory loss that disrupts daily life; challenges in planning or solving problems; difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure; and confusion over time or place, as well as trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships, new problems with words in speaking or writing and changes in mood and personality.
People aged above 50 with at least one of the above symptoms should visit the doctor for a check-up. People can call 0932.860.666 to register.
The check-up location is on the third floor of the T4 building of the Mental Health Institute.
Alzheimer’s is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys the sufferer’s memory and thinking skills and, eventually, their ability to carry out the simplest tasks. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia among older adults.
Statistics from the World Health Organisation in 2012 indicated some 35.6 million people live with dementia around the world, and up to 50–70 per cent of them suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. — VNS