Senior Citizens Centre condems violence against persons with dementia

Senior Citizens Centre condems violence against persons with dementia

 
The National Senior Citizens Centre, NSCC, has condemned in it’s totality the abuse against persons living with Dementia.

 
Director General of the Centre, Dr Emem Omokaro condemned the act while expressing the resolve of the Centre to deploy available channels and institutions to put an end to the menace.

 
An official statement by the Head, Public Affairs, Media and Communication of NSCC, Mr.

Omini Oden says Emem Omokaro advocates the formation of a think-tank on what to do now to effectively address the very deplorable situation that is putting innocent senior citizens in Nigeria on the spot and attacks.

 
“The fight to protect persons living with dementia is now more than a rallying cry and should be declared an emergency given the unbelievable scenes of persons living with dementia scornfully treated and jungle justice meted in some cases across the country,” she stated.

 
Dr Omokaro appealed to the National Orientation Agency and other channels to step up social mobilisation templates that will bring Nigerians to the understanding that dementia is not witchcraft as being misconstrued or spiritual, but a health condition that can be managed.

 
” In the medium term, what support systems can be put in place for the sufferer and the family”.

 
The Centre further said access to official data on persons living with Dementia is imperative and this can only be achieved through the conduct of a Multi-indicator survey on Ageing.

 
The DG therefore emphasised the need for all Nigerians to join the advocacy and sensitisation train to give sucour to persons living with Dementia.

 
 
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Senior Citizens Centre condems violence against persons with dementia

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