In collaboration with The Asia Foundation, we commenced our Dementia Friendly Societies project in April. We completed 12 Memory screening clinics and 10 Dementia awareness programs in the Gampaha District. Dr. Amodha and 7 Clinical Psychology MPhil students, who were on their community placement at LAF, conducted the memory screening clinics and dementia awareness programs.
We collaborated with elders’ societies in the Gampaha district and the Elders’ Rights Promotion Officer of Gampaha. More than 362 elders screened positive for dementia and were referred to a local hospital for further care and treatment. We had programs in Kandana, Katana, Attanagalla, Wattala, Minuwangoda, Kelaniya, Mirigama, Mahara, Gampaha, Dompe and Ja-ela.