Dementia/ Alzheimer’s Resources in Gujarati

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From Varishta, Ahmedabad: Book, slideshare, and some posts in Gujarati

Varishta, a recent resource, has a bilingual site (English and Gujarati). While currently the Varishta site Opens in new window has a few Gujarati pages and blog entries, more may be added over time. The site description is: ગુજરાતીમાં ડિમેન્શિયા વિષે માહીતી મેળવવાનું એકજ સ્થાન GUYjarati pages describing dementia are at ઘડપણ અને ડિમેન્શિયા Opens in new window, અલ્ઝાઇમર્સનો રોગ Opens in new window and વર્તણૂંકના લક્ષણોનું નિયમન Opens in new window and the Gujarati blog entries can be seen 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 pageOpens in new window.

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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