Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Gujarati

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Gujarati article on dementia on this site.

Dementia Care Notes has a Gujarati article on dementia. This is a translation of the Hindi article by Swapna Kishore, डिमेंशिया के लक्षण और निदान: डिमेंशिया पर जानकारी, भाग 1, which was published at Opens in new window. The translation has been done by Sonal Desai Kapur. The article covers topics like symptoms of dementia, the relationship between dementia and Alzheimer’s, initial symptoms, how symptoms may vary in various individuals, dementia compared to ageing, where and how to get a diagnosis, etc. Click to read: Dementia: Symptoms and Diagnosis (ડિમેન્શિયા  : લક્ષણો અને  નિદાન).

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From Varishta, India: Book, slideshare, and some posts in Gujarati.

Varishta has a bilingual site Opens in new window (English and Gujarati). The site has Gujarati pages describing dementia (ઘડપણ અને ડિમેન્શિયા Opens in new window, અલ્ઝાઇમર્સનો રોગ Opens in new window and વર્તણૂંકના લક્ષણોનું નિયમન Opens in new window )and also Gujarati blog entries at Gujarati blog entries at the Varishta site Opens in new window.

One useful Gujarati resource from Varishta is a simple book on dementia and care.

cover of Chitadu Chorayu - Dementia Ni Duniya
Chitadu Chorayu – Dementia Ni Duniya ચિત્તડું ચોરાયું ( ડિમેન્શીયાની દુનિયા) (Daksha Bhat): This small book, with a modestly priced paperback, briefly covers dementia and its symptoms and types, diagnosis, medication overview, impact of dementia, caregiving, caregiver stress, daily routine, challenges, etc., and has some explanatory figures. Available from Varishta at this page Opens in new window (may require pick up).

Varishta has also uploaded a Gujarati slideshare on dementia. If the player does not load below, you can view it here: Ageing is normal Dementia is not: Gujarati version Opens in new window.

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From other Alzheimer’s Associations worldwide: short introductions for dementia/ Alzheimer’s Disease.

Other countries also have Gujarati-speaking residents. Some of them may be providing published dementia/ Alzheimer’s and care information in Gujarati to help the residents understand about dementia and care, and so that these residents know about the resources/ services these countries have to help families coping with dementia (Note that the resource information in these booklets would be specific to the country that published the booklet). Please check with other Alzheimer’s Associations to see if they have published Gujarati booklets/ guides.

One dementia guide is ડિમેન્શિયા ની માર્ગદર્શિકા, A Gujarati dementia guide from Alzheimer’s Society (UK) Opens in new window.

An “Understanding Dementia” booklet, ડિમેન્શિયાની (ચિતભ્રંશ) સમજણ is also available from Alzheimer’s Society. UK Opens in new window.

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Videos in Gujarati (YouTube).

Some dementia organizations in the UK have created videos dubbed in various Indian languages to help their South Asian resident understand dementia and its symptoms. These are basic, useful videos. However, the services and support they mention refer to the UK—for India, you will need to locate suitable resources here.

Or view them as a playlist below.

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