Chaldean Church opens Alzheimer’s care center in Kurdistan Region of Iraq

SULAYMANIYAH, Kurdistan Region of Iraq — The Chaldean Church in Sulaymaniyah, Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), inaugurated the Mary of Mercy Alzheimer’s Care Center, marking a historic milestone as the first of its kind across the nation.

Driven by the mission to deliver comprehensive and complimentary support to individuals afflicted by Alzheimer’s, the Mar Yousef Chaldean Church in Sulaymaniyah established this groundbreaking center.

Dr. Kamran Jalal, Doctor and medical officer at the Mercy Mary Center, emphasized to media outlets that Alzheimer’s patients and those grappling with age-related ailments require specialized medications and treatments beyond what can be provided within home settings. The newly established center aims to bridge this gap in care provision.

Highlighting the pressing need for similar facilities across key cities such as Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, and Nohadra (Duhok), Dr. Jalal underscored the imperative of expanding access to tailored care for Alzheimer’s patients throughout the KRI.

Ayman Aziz, the priest of Mar Yousef Church, articulated the center’s inclusive ethos, emphasizing its commitment to serving individuals of all backgrounds and beliefs without bias. Aziz emphasized that the center’s endeavors are rooted in altruism, with a primary focus on extending aid to patients and all those in need within this realm of care.