I am Garima Bajaj daughter of Mrs Satosh Kapoor My mom she is the best mother a person can ever dream off.She is kind soft spoken,humble and a loving lady.My mother had 2 daughters me and my younger sister Meenu Kapoor,she is in USA.As a child my whole world revolved around her,she was there for me every time I needed her.She taught us to be good human beings,never to give hope before trying.Whatever I am today,I am because of her.It is difficult for me to find words to express what she is to me She ran a primary wing school, that school was doing quite well, looked after us,her husband and did all her tasks with perfection. My father died when she was 56 years,that was a major setback in her life. From outside she looked strong as she had to take care of her nyounger daughter,she had to marry her,but inside she took lot of tension, I think that affected her memory loss problem.After my sister got married she was left all alone,that thought that all have gone leaving me alone was a major cause of her Dementia problem.I sold her house in Amritsar and brought her a flat in Gurgaon near my house,so that she does not feel lonely,she never complained but she missed Amritsar,that also tiggered her memory loss problem. She was not able to take care of her house,so I brought her to live at my place. Intially I was not aware of the disease and the problems related to them,as the disease progressed problems related to the disease came up her behaviour changed,she became hyper,was restless the whole day,repeated the same thing again and again.Then I came to know about Shanti Home.It was a place for dematia patiets.Italked to the doctors they were all very helpful to me.They suggested me to keep her there for some period as these patients need a lot of care and monitoring which is not possible at home,so I kept her there,she was taken good care at Shanti Home,her behaviour also improved,there the patiets are made to do lot of activities which keep there mind involved which is very helpful for them ,they have a specific area for these brain activities,this is a boom for these patients,I specially thanks all the doctors at Shanti Home for their help and support,it has been a great help to me,i think Govt must also take some steps to help fight against this deadly disease. Regards Garima Bajaj

Mrs. Santosh Kapoor (Garima Bajaj)

In November 2014,I had the privilege to visit Shanti Home Psychiatric care and Rehabilitation Center. I was very keen for this visit and it was a very pleasant experience for me. The Rehab home is very well equipped with trained staff, a fully functional kitchen serving nutritious meal (planned by nutritionist) to residents, surrounded by a well maintained garden. The center has lots of activities and the day schedule is carefully planned to provide stimulation to enhance cognition, expedite healing, teaching vocational skills so that after discharge from home the person is able to fulfill a useful role in society. Activities also included personality and linguistic skills development along with yoga, aerobics etc. skillful use of music therapy; physiotherapy etc. has also been incorporated. I was very happy to see availability of doctors round the clock which ensured proper medical care. Skilled psychologists, psychotherapists, Occupational Therapists are providing their best under the guidance of learned and eminent psychiatrists from Delhi. But the thing which made biggest impact on my mind and heart was the human touch at the center which could be seen in the overall attitude of the staff and the environment of the rehab home. I was pleasantly surprised that even the supporting staff was attending residents with respect and was trying best to put a smile on resident’s faces. And then I realized why it can truly be called a (rehab) HOME. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to visit this home and spending few hours with its loving family

Dr Rashmi Moghe Hirave (Psychiatrist, Synapse Neurosciences, Bhopal)