Kirti Ranchod MBBCh (Wits), FCNeurology (SA)


Home Country: South Africa
Field of Employment: Neurologist
Social Media: Twitter: kirti@memorabilityHQ; Facebook: kirti.ranchod.9

Kirti Ranchod is focused on increasing awareness about dementia and dementia prevention. Her awareness-raising activities include academic and community based talks and the development of a new website, which offers courses on improving brain health and memory. Kirti also volunteered at a rural hospital in Uganda, Bwindi Community Hospital, teaching different aspects related to brain health.

There is a need to increase awareness about dementia, and dementia prevention strategies, and then to introduce dementia prevention programs in a practical, effective way. As an Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at GBHI, I hope to be able to further develop effective solutions for this, and to reach people in urban and rural environments, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. My aim is to reduce dementia risk and improve care for people with dementia. I am excited to be working with people at GBHI who share this common vision. With this inspiring group, a solution to a seemingly impossible challenge is achievable. In my free time, I draw and paint. I always make time to enjoy sunshine. I love visiting art galleries and jazz clubs.

Bio: Kirti Ranchod completed her medical school training at the University of Witwatersrand (WITS), in Johannesburg, South Africa. She completed her neurology training in Johannesburg (CMSA/WITS). After working in private practice in general neurology, she has decided to pursue her interest in memory disorders and brain health.