Ask A Specialist: Debunking Dementia & Alzheimer’s Myths with Prof Dr Shahrul Bahyah

In this episode of the live Homage Web Series, geriatric specialist, Prof Dr Shahrul Bahyah debunks common myths surrounding dementia & Alzheimer’s.

by Raihan Rahman

Are dementia and Alzheimer’s the same thing? Can dementia turn into Alzheimer’s? According to the Alzheimer’s Disease Foundation Malaysia, there are currently over 250,000 people living with dementia in Malaysia.
In this episode of the live Homage Web Series, geriatric specialist, Prof Dr Shahrul Bahyah debunks common myths surrounding dementia & Alzheimer’s. Learn about who is affected by dementia & Alzheimer’s, the phenomenon of sundowning and how caregivers can provide better care for people living with dementia.
Professor Dr Shahrul Bahyah is the Consultant Geriatrician at the University of Malaya. After completing her geriatric training in Wales, she returned home to Malaysia and has played a key role in the research and clinical education of the elderly and geriatric care in Malaysia.
Professor Dr Shahrul Bahyah is also the founding member of the Ageing and Age-Associated Disorders Research Group and the Deputy Dean for the Postgraduate Programme at the University of Malaya.

Disclaimer: The health information is provided for general informational and educational purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional health advice. To seek further medical advice for your medical condition, do consult your doctor or go to the nearest health institution to get assistance. This video only represents the speaker’s views on dementia & Alzheimer’s.

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Raihan Rahman
Raihan loves psychological thriller books and horror movies but sleeps with a night light, lest the monsters get her.
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