Our History - Alzheimer Society of Bangladesh

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Our History

Alzheimer Society of Bangladesh (ASB) was born by the strenuous efforts by some dedicated social elites in Thakurgaon district located in North-western part of Bangladesh. But all the credit goes to Md.Azizul Haque who is the incumbent secretary general of ASB first took the lead for its establishment whose father died of Dementia. He asked himself how the disease affects our memory power, thinking , emotion and behavior. He was of the mind it might be a foreign disease the people have less awareness of the disease.
His father Sk.Abdul Malek who was 75 years old suffered for a long time. The doctors could not diagnose him correctly. The doctor opined that he was mentally retarded. The medicines given had been of no help. He passed away on 18th February 2006.Md.Azizul Haque could not accept it realizing that his beloved father would have been died in this way .He got some clues that his father might have suffered with dementia. He took much interest in knowing on Alzheimer’s Disease, bringing its awareness among the common people .By the by he came in close touch with Dr.Md.Nurul Huda, a physician of Thakurgaon ,who took much interest on him and advised him to arrange a meeting on Alzheimer Disease .
At last Md Azizul Haque with some elites of Thakurgaon invited a meeting on 17th August 2006 in the Community Development Library (CDL) Office Thakurgaon .In this meeting Dr.Md.Momin, Cvil Surgeon Thakurgaon was present as chief guest.The meeting was attended by among other many participants who amongst them students, women leaders doctors ,nurses ,teachers, NGO activists, political leaders, cultural workers, journalists and social workers and thus saw the birth of Alzheimer Society of Bangladesh (ASB) to help the people with Dementia with the spirit of service and love.