Webinar on ‘Dementia- Identification, Assessment and Management’ on 20th August 2020
Department of Psychology, Rajagiri College of Social Sciences
To honor the World Senior Citizen’s Day which fell on August 21st, 2020, the Department of Psychology conducted an international webinar on “Dementia- Identification, Assessment and Management on August 20th, 2020 to benefit a wide range of people such as personnel working in the area of geriatric care, students of Psychology and social work, and members of the general public. The webinar was coordinated by Dr. Jessy Fenn of the department of Psychology, and the topic was connected to her minor project research funded by the College.
The webinar was from 3-5 PM and the two well-known experts on the subject - Dr. Sen Varghese Kallupuram working on Geriatric Care in East London, UK and Dr. Sudhir Kumar, Honorary Psychiatric Consultant for ARDSI (Alzheimers and Related Disorders Society of India), were the speakers for the day. Dr. Sudhir spoke on the first part of Identifying and Assessing Dementia and Dr. Sen spoke on How to Manage Dementia.
Over 1000 people registered for the program and 722 participated in the program through the Zoom online platform as well as Facebook live through the Rajagiri FB homepage. The participants asked over 40 questions and Dr. Sudhir and Dr. Sen answered them together in the last 30 minutes of the program. The feedback from the 722 participants was very good and the speakers were rated an average of 4.73 out of 5 and the program content was rated 4.66. Suggestions were given for topics for the next semin