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Pensioners’ Seminar held in Dimapur

Pensioners’ Seminar held in Dimapur
A section of the gathering at the Pensioners’ Seminar held in Dimapur on Saturday. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, MAR 2 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/2/2019 11:51:27 AM IST

 70% OF PEOPLE AGED 60 AND ABOVE WILL SUFFER FROM DEMENTIA BY 2025

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 70% of the estimated 1.2 billion people aged 60 years and above worldwide will suffer from dementia by 2025, and its rate of increase will be highest in India.

This was stated by Dr. Mhathung Ngullie in his ‘Health Talk’ at a Pensioners Seminar, jointly organized by the Lotha Duncan-Court Pensioners’ Fellowship (LD-CPF) and Christ For the City International-Nagaland (CFCI-N), at Lotha Baptist Church Duncan Court Sector Fellowship, Dimapur, on Saturday.

Dr. Ngullie, in his talk, spoke extensively on Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. (Dementia is an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases.)

He pointed out that according to estimates, the number of people living with dementia would almost double in 20 years worldwide. 

Highlighting the fact that the WHO had declared dementia an impending epidemic, Dr. Ngullie urged the gathering of senior citizens to make necessary lifestyle modifications so that they may combat the problem. 

UCTM president and OC missionary, Rev. Dr. P. Dozo, who spoke on the topic ‘Retirement to Availability’, said that except for death, there was no story of retirement in the Bible because nobody stayed quiet till their last breath. Retirement, according to him, was a modern concept based on physical and geriatric issues.

Earlier, the seminar started with a welcome note and invocation by CFCI-N coordinator, L. Chonbenthung Ovung. The morning devotion was led by Dimapur Chang Baptist Church pastor, Chingmak Chang. Later, CFCI-N director Lima Longkumer proposed the vote of thanks and Bor Lengri Lotha Baptist Church women leader, Nzanbeni Patton, pronounced the benediction.

The Christ For the City International-Nagaland (CFCI-N), a city based ministry with a vision for ‘Transforming Cities by Transforming Lives’ is in its sixth year of existence in Nagaland.

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