It was a thrilling experience this weekend at the Elderly social center in Benin city as Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation hosted a two-day training session for caregivers. The programme themed – “Understanding Dementia & Caregiving” was aimed at enlightening trainees on Dementia as a topic and educating participants about caregiving and what it entails.
The seminar featured Dr. Temitope Farombi, a Consultant Neurologist from UCH Ibadan as the guest speaker. Dr. Farombi discussed at length about the misconceptions about Dementia in Nigerian communities, emphasizing that Dementia is not a normal part of aging, and highlighting several risk-factors associated with the disease.
ADF founder, Iyom Josephine Anenih also shared her personal experience as a caregiver where she highlighted tips on how she managed the situation with her brother.
Dr. Farombi then launched the
Below are pictures from the event: