Geeta's role as a medical doctor is to understand disease presentation, accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment. At the same time as contributing to research, development and training and engaging with dementia and Alzheimer's awareness and prevention strategies for a healthy Mauritius.
Words of Strength
Translating National Dementia Action Plans into action and developing dedicated teams to create a welcoming space for dementia and Alzheimer's disease is a priority. We need to start with education at a very early age, promoting preventive strategies and risk-reduction in young populations.
Geeta is a research collaborator and co-investigator for Mo-FINGER, a two-year multidomain lifestyle intervention for cognitive improvement and prevention of dementia in at-risk individuals, in Mauritius. She believes that addressing public needs in brain health and influencing governmental policy is essential.
Atlantic fellowship is a capacity building and transformative journey to develop personalities and understanding into global brain health. It is a hope for a greater achievement—to reduce the bio-psycho-social, economic impact of dementia.
In Mauritius, about 20% of the population is older than 60 years of age, with multiple risk factors for dementia and Alzheimer's disease. It is a must, that government along with carers and people with dementia, engage with policymakers and develop awareness-raising campaigns.
Geeta graduated from SSR Medical College, Mauritius and subsequently completed a master's degree in public health at the University of Mauritius. Her keen interest in dementia and Alzheimer's disease was due to her voluntary participation in awareness campaigns, involving NGO's, international participation and research presentation. Geeta believes that it is an honor to advance dementia research, in the Mauritian society.