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.