Qatar turns purple to mark World Alzheimer’s Day
September 21 2020 11:54 PM
Qatar turns purple to mark World Alzheimer’s Day
Several landmarks, including Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel (in picture) and roads in the country were lit up in purple. PICTURES: Shemeer Rasheed

Qatar turned purple Monday as the country marked World Alzheimer’s Day with special events.
Several landmarks, including Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel and roads in the country were lit up in purple, the colour that represents Alzheimer’s awareness around the world.






PICTURES: Shemeer Rasheed


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Throughout September, Hamad Medical Corporation has been supporting World Alzheimer’s Month with a series of public events to raise awareness about the disease. On Monday, a section of the Doha Corniche was also illuminated in purple and several HMC officials, including Dr Hanadi al-Hamad, national lead for healthy ageing, senior consultant geriatrician and medical director of Rumailah Hospital and Qatar Rehabilitation Institute, were present to mark the occasion.
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) also expressed solidarity with Alzheimer's patients on the occasion in co-operation with the Ministry of Public Health. 



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