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 A Live TV Interview at Dubai One 

4get-me-not.org 30-minute dialogue with Aishwarya Ajit & Tom Urquhart  


      

                                                              

Podcast Interview at 103.8 Dubai

Listen to 4get-me-not.org  with Suzanne Radford


Alzheimer's Film Screening for University of Sharjah

 21 October 2014:  The Alzheimer's Film Screening for the University of Sharjah students and faculty members finally concluded at VOX Cinema Ajman City Centre.  This CSR initiative was  a collaboration between 4get-me-not.org and Medical Students' Association (MSA) and supported by College of Medicine led by Prof. Randa Mostafa - Head of Basic Medical Sciences Department.

Our special thanks to Dalia Ali Al-habahbeh and MSA commitee led by Heba Waled and the volunteer team for their over-all support!

Photo Coverage Link:

http://postimg.org/gallery/7idsr7xo/


7th UAE Medical Students Pre-Conference Event

16 October 2014: The much awaited 7th UAE Medical Students Scientific Conference (co-hosted by RAK Medical and Health Science University) started off with a pre-conference event - Alzhemer's Film Screening at VOX Al Hamra RAK. 

Special thanks to the EMSS Board and Commitee led by Abeer Sharmin Rahman,  Noof Al Shirawi and Nujood Al Shirawi  for making this memorable event a successful one.

Photo Coverage Link

http://postimg.org/gallery/4nasqru4/  


11th Alzheimer's Forum

October 2014: To commemorate 'International Day of Older Persons,' Dubai Health Authority (DHA) in collaboration with Broadmeadow Healthcare International will host the 11th Alzheimer's Forum at Grand Hyatt Hotel on 02 October 2014. The 3-hour forum will be delivered by Dr. Siobhan Kennely, Consultant Geriatrician – Royal College Surgeon in Ireland and Helena Moore, Director of Nursing Care- Broadmeadow Healthcare International.

4get-me-not.org supports this forum because it inspires further understanding of how Alzheimer's is impacting all of us in the region and drives action to help us provide best practice in Alzheimer's care.


Glimpses of World Alzheimer's Day 2014

24 September 2014: Where you there at World Alzheimer's Day 2014?  In case you missed this most awaited CSR event of 4get-me-not.org, Chris Calumberan, UAE's top Fashion Photographer captured our memorable moments at BurJuman.   Soon to post are photos in the eyes of Roger Alfonso.

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 Stay Sharp!  Brain Health Care

19 September 2014: How many times have you walked into a room and forgotten what you came for? Searched in vain for keys that mysteriously disappeared? Or forgotten the name of someone you should know?  Moments of forgetfulness happen even to the young.  But as we get older they may leave us wondering if we’re losing our mental age

Stay Sharp! Brain Health Care,” the theme for World Alzheimer’s Day 2014 is a CSR initiative of 4get-me-not.org de-Mystifying Alzheimer’s (a non-profit organization raising awareness on Alzheimer’s disease in the UAE), in collaboration with Cotopia Social Responsibility and BurJuman.

World Alzheimer's Day is a celebration held every September when Alzheimer's organizations around the world concentrate efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer's. Alzheimer's disease the most common form of dementia and still without cure is a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning, most common with elderly people.

To ensure our mind and body stay healthy, uniCare Medical Center, Human Relations Institute & Clinics and Abbott Nutrition will conduct Wellness Check up and brief Consultations for the general public.  Our support group from Broadmeadow Healthcare International will be on-site to offer advice and best practice to elderly care. And The Brain Workshop will share valuable tips to keep our memory sharp. 

During this 3-day event, our volunteer group from Dubai Medical College for Girls will conduct fun Brain Activities for the young and young at heart.  

 

 

 

 

And don’t miss the opening ceremony on 19th September, 6pm for a memorable repertoire of music and dance performances by the Emirates Youth Symphony Orchestra, Dubai Vocal Ensemble, Friends of Parkinson’s Support Group, Young Voices of Dubai, Twisted Quavers, Eau J. Choreography and D’Fashionista Girls. And special guest appearance of Order 66.

 If you’re worried about your memory or know someone with memory problems please save the date and support us on World Alzheimer’s Day on 19-21 September at Level 1, BurJuman - 10am to 10pm


  Finally at 7DAYS

08 July 2014: World Alzheimer's Day 2014 is around the corner and big challenge is (again) ahead of us.  Organizing this community event, for the 2nd year at the iconic the Dubai Mall is humongous task. But what we lack in CSR funding, we make up for committed volunteers and media support namely the 7DAYS. 

Our special thanks to Megha Merani, 7DAYS News Reporter and the 7DAYS Editorial team for the beautiful article on 4get-me-not.org.  This means a lot in our advocacy in raising awareness on Alzheimer's in the region.  Hopefully this will open a lot of hearts in the UAE and help us continue what we love doing most.

Read the full article in PDF: http://pages.cdn.pagesuite.com/e/7/e77c48af-e017-4e2b-88b0-8eae96a553a8/page.pdf


 

Back to 103.8 Dubai Eye

 

10 June 2014: It was a little over  a year when 4get-me-not.org was a guest at Suzanne Radford's show - Dubai Today,103.8 Dubai Eye.  This time I was back at her show and accompanied by  Dr. Senthil Meenrajan, Consultant Geriatrician - American Hospital and Dr. Yousef Abou Allaban, Consultant Psychiatrist and Managing Director - American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology.

It was an information packed program with more focus on medical perspective of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and exploring Brain Health as preventive measure against AD. 

Thank you Suzanne and Michelle Loxton, Producer (103.8) for the one-hour live interview at Dubai Today.  It was a great opportunity for us to raise awareness on AD and the photo competition - A Photographic Memory.'

 


A Photographic Memory

at The Brain Workshop & Argo Tea Cafe  

 

 

31 May 2014: A Photographic Memory - Photo Competition, Workshop and Exhibition on 'Brain Health to keep Sharp' is our first attempt to use Photography as a medium to raise awareness on Alzheimer's disease to a creative level.

The first Photo Workshop series took place on 16th May at The Brain Workshop supported by Managing Director - Sahar Riad.

4get-me-not.org Spokesperson, Ruth Williams and her catchphrase 'Use it or Lose it,' will always remind us to exercise our brain more often. We were all ears to Master photographer - Chris Calumberan's simplified basic photography.

Great camarederie with creative minds!

The final Photo workhop at the Argo Tea Cafe, Citywalk concluded on 31st May.  Special thanks to the Argo Team - Dhara and Hussam, Dyan Guanco, Chris Calumberan and Full Frame Photogrpahy Magazine.  The final submission of photo entries will be on 10th June.  The awarding ceremony is slated on14th June at The Argo Tea Cafe - 6pm.


Brain Health Campaign at The India Club

 R-L: Dr. Ram Buxani, Chairman - India Club; Bharat Chachara, General Manager - India Club; Desiree Vlekken, Founder & CEO - 4get-me-not.org

24 May 2014: The Brain Health Campaign in collaboration with the Standing Commitee on Public Health (SCOPH) was held at the prestigous India Club. 

The India Club, is one of the oldest sports and recreational facilities for the expatriate Indian community in Dubai. Formerly known as the India Sports Club, is a non-profit organisation run by a board of trustees which boasts a 6,000-strong membership.

 

It was a memorable evening for members and guests as challenging mind exercise games were conducted on-site by SCOPH and DMCG student volunteers.  There was also a special volunteer choir performance from the Dubai Vocal Ensemble who sang 'The Java Jive' and 'Man in the Mirror,' by Michael Jackson.

  

Everybody was all ears during the Forum session with Raymond Hamden (Managing Director - HRI & Clinics) and Khaled Ibrahim (Sr. Product Manager - Abbott Nutrition). 

 

 All praises to Nujood RashidDiana Guanco and Pansy Lobo who took the stage and inspired the audience.   

 A big thank you to the lovely audience of the India Club.

And special thanks to our friends and dear volunteers who ruled the Brain Health Campaign.  As full time professionals and pre-med students, they took the time to help us raise awareness on Alzheimer's.   


Our story at The Gulf Times

01 May 2014:  The most awaited article on Alzheimer's disease was featured at The Gulf Times - 'When memory goes for a toss.' Comprehensive views on AD  were provided by medical specialists in Alzheimer's disease (AD) namely:  Dr. Samer Makhoul, Consultant & Head of Department of Psychiatry and Dr. Mohammed Gamil El Noamani, Head of Medical Section Al Mamzar including Desiree Vlekken, Founder & CEO - 4get-me-not.org.

Special thanks to Petrina D'Souza for this informative write up and helping us raise awareness to one of the region's underexposed health issue - Alzheimer's disease.

 


Brain Health Initiative at The Children's Garden (TCG) Jumeirah

April 2014: 4get-me-not.org in global partnership with The Dana Foundation will pre-launch The Brain Health initiative during the Spring Break event at The Children's Garden (TCG) Jumeirah, 10th April 2014.   

According to Alzheimer's Society in Canada, 'The human brain as one of our most vital organs, plays a role in every action and every thought.  Can Alzheimer's be prevented?  There are no guarantees but healthy lifestyle choices will keep your brain as healthy as possible as you age.'

For the Brain Initiative at TCG, complimentary wooden puzzles will distributed to the first 50 parents who will sign up for  4get-me-not.org database.  The puzzle is a great  brain exercise tool that can be used by anybody.  Its small and can be carried anywhere.  Perhaps parents may also welcome the idea to have the puzzles as alternative for their children's I-pad.


 Alzheimer's Film Screening on Brain Awareness Week

March  2014: To commemorate Brain Awareness Week, 4get-me-not.org - De-Mystifying Alzheimer's and CoTopia Social Responsibility hosted the film screening - 'You're Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don't' at Vox Cinema, Mall of the Emirates.  This documentary produced and directed by Scott Kirschenbaum was filmed exclusively in an Alzheimer's and Dementia care unit. 

 

4get-me-not volunteer and program emcee, Ruth Williams presented  Key Speakers of Alzheimer's disease on the perspective of Psychiatry, Physical Therapy and Nutrition.  Special thanks to our esteemed speakers / lecturers -  Dr. Alia Al Qassimi, Specialist Registrar In- Charge - Latifa Hospital;  Dr. Yousef Abou Allaban, Managing Director - American Psychiatry and Neurology; Louise de Jonge, Physical Therapist - Mediclinic City Hospital and Khaled Ibrahim, Regional Product Manager - Ensure Abbott Nutrition.  

  

Prelude to the screening was a guest performance from Dubai Vocal Ensemble. The widely acclaimed Filipino choir sang  their rendition of An Affair to Remember, Lacrimosa and Ethnik.  4get-me-not.org promotes music as therapeutic and beneficial for memory and brain health. 

 The strong presence of students from Dubai Medical College for Girls (DMCG) was supported by the school Dean - Prof. Mohammed Galal El Din.  This was made possible through coordinated efforts from Dr. Marwa Mahmoud and DMCG student union led by Noof Rashid, Nujood Rashid and Fatima Mir.

This CSR event was co-sponsored by Vox Cinema, Dubai Medical College for Girls, American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology, Mediclinic City Hospital and Ensure Abbott Nutrition.

Special thanks to the delegates of Dubai Volunteer Centre and 4get-me-not.org Support Group

 


05 December is also International Volunteers Day

 

December 2013: Our highlight this month will focus on marking the International Volunteers Day (IVD). IVD was penned by the United Nations in honor of the millions of volunteers and non-government organizations for their countless efforts to help humanity. This will also be an important day for 4get-me-not.org because it will be our way of showing thanks to our volunteers who keep helping us and proving us with support. Without them, we might not have been able to pull most of our projects. 
 

Our special thanks to The Ministry of Social Affairs, Dubai Mall, CoTopia,  Community Development authority (CDA) volunteersMetLife Alico, Mediclinic, HRI & Clinics, Voice4Charity, Costa Coffee, MC Bassam, Invent Events, Dubai Youth Orchestra, Dubai Scholars Private school, Media supporters & 4get-me-not.org volunteers for making 'Remember World Alzhemer’s Day' a big success! 
 

We are looking forward to work again with our supporters and volunteers for the next World Alzheimer's Day event on September 2014!


 

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