Memories are all we have, but when memories too fail us, the real struggle begins. Over 4.1 million people in India are grappling with Dementia. Alzheimer’s disease has taken a toll on many and the stigma around the disease further worsens the situation, not just for the ones who are affected but for their near and dear ones.
Working on breakthrough technologies, entrepreneurs are paying heed to the disease and are working on ways in which, if not a solution, better care can be provided to those suffering from the disease.
For World Alzheimer’s Month, Entrepreneur India takes a look at the various ways in which start-ups are working on the awareness of the disease.
Home Away from Home
For a patient of Dementia, 24*7 care along with medical assistance become a priority. But families often cannot provide for the same due to lack of time and expenses needed to manage the care. The worst situation comes in when families give up on these patients and decide to shun their responsibilities. Giving these patients, who have lost their way home are start-ups like Epoch Assisted Living. Their centres in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai and Pune are home to over 300 elderly citizens many of who suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s.