- The Ghana Psychiatric Hospital says the issue of dementia continue to remain a huge health issue in the country
- It has revealed that over 10,000 Ghanaians are suffering from the pain of Dementia
The Ghana Psychiatric Hospital has revealed that over 10,000 Ghanaians are suffering from the brain disorder of dementia.
This medical condition involves the gradual loss of the short-term memory resulting in persons even going the extreme of forgetting the names and personal experiences involving loved ones.
According to the chief executive of the Mental Health Authority (MHA) – Dr. Akwesi Osei has revealed that the development could continue to escalate if immediate action is not taken.
Speaking at the 2017 World Alzheimer’s Day conference held in Accra on Tuesday on the theme: “Remember Me,” the psychiatrist revealed that the development continues not to addressed across the various health institutions in the country.
So far, Dementia remains an irreversible condition which damaged the brain cells, and the dangers were that it could not be easily diagnosed, but its progression could be slowed down with some medication if patients reported early to the hospital.
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