To mark World Alzheimer’s Day Monday, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has collaborated with Oman Alzheimer’s Society to host an educational webinar for families and caregivers dealing with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia.
The webinar was arranged to connect carers living in Oman and Qatar and provided an ideal platform for exchanging knowledge and experiences.
The event was jointly hosted by Dr Hanadi al-Hamad, Qatar’s national lead for healthy ageing, senior consultant geriatrician and medical director, Rumailah Hospital and Qatar Rehabilitation Institute, HMC and Dr Hamed al-Sinawi, senior consultant, old age psychiatrist and chairman, Oman Alzheimer’s Society.
Oman and Qatar share many cultural similarities, including a deep respect for the elderly and a desire to enhance the care provided to people living with Alzheimer’s disease.
Additional participation and support came from caregivers in each country who shared information about caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease. For the first time ever in Qatar, an elderly man shared his personal experience of living with Alzheimer’s disease.
The event was also supported by the Doha Chapter of Alzheimer’s Indonesia.