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Alzheimers Related Disorder Society of India Delhi Chapter

  • By GAURAV  PASSY · India, APEC

 

Alzheimers Related Disorder Society of India Delhi Chapter

Main aim of the charity

The Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India – Delhi Chapter (ARDSI – Delhi Chapter) is a registered, non-profit voluntary organization engaged in the care, support, training and research of dementia since its inception in 1992. ARDSI (DC) today has 105 Life Members and 25 active volunteers. The society is guided by a 12 member Governing Body which amongst others includes eminent doctors and neurologists. ARDSI works in the areas of disseminating knowledge about the disease to the public through various forums and is actively involved in developing services like respite care, day care, home care, setting up memory clinics, conducting training programs for family members, doctors, nurses and social workers. The ARDSI Delhi Chapter is affiliated to the National Office of Alzheimer’s Society of India which has 20 Chapters across the Country. The ARDSI-DC is also a non-profit organization, separately registered under Societies registration Act XXI of 1860, Income tax Act and under FCRA. It is run entirely by volunteers and is supported by a small secretariat comprising of qualified and dedicated staff. It is dedicated to the care, support, creating awareness and research on Alzheimer’s and all forms of Dementia since 1992.

How the employee got involved and why

21st September is celebrated as world Alzheimers Day that was when we got to know about this NGO and we started coming to this NGO two years back. We visited their facility and appreciated the work which they are doing. We thought we become its volunteers and started spending some time with patients over there.

What work does the employee do for charity?

In our spare time we come regularly to NGO and give counseling’s, playing chess, carom board, blocks, art and crafts and talk to patients which boost their confidence.

What impact would winning have on the charity?

NGO currently covers a limited geographical area and could provide day care support to affected people in that limited area. Winning this amount will come as a great relief as there vision of expanding the area and arranging a 24x7 support for such patients. The NGO can also focus on the very poorer sections of the society suffering from the same disease.

What impact would winning have on the employee?

For us it's like a sense of achievement which words may not describe. If I have to summarize our feelings then we will feel very fortunate to be able to help the NGO at such a scale. And of course a sense of pride to be part of such a great organization. DHL for past few years has been a guiding force to contribute to our society in whatever capacity we can. Winning here will definitely make us believe that with awareness about such great cause we can bring a bright change in the lives of the needy ones.

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