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A worldwide organization by and for those diagnosed with dementia, working together to improve our quality of life.

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DASN International is an internet based support network established to:

  • Promote respect and dignity for persons with dementia
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of  information,
  • Encourage support mechanisms such as local groups, counseling groups and Internet linkages, and
  • Advocate for services for people with dementia
  • Assist people to connect with their local Alzheimer’s Association

Since its founding in 2000, DASNI has evolved as an international group of people with dementia.  Approximately one-third of members have dementia themselves.

DASNI activities currently include an Internet-based support group for people with various dementias and those involved with our well-being. DASNI has an email community. Twice-daily Internet chats in a chat room help ease the isolation of dementia and educates participants about living with their diseases.

The stigma of dementia is very real, very cruel and widespread.  There is also a lack of knowledge about dementias, the impact of new medications, and the support available.  By sharing their hopes and concerns, and participating in dementia-related activities, DASNI empowers people with dementia to actively participate in their own care and treatment. We support a more accepting, more hopeful view of living with dementia. We encourage people to improve the quality of their own life by advocating for others. 

DASNI members have made presentations at Alzheimer’s Disease International conferences in Christchurch, New Zealand (2001), Barcelona, Spain (2002) and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2003), Kyoto, Japan (2004), Istanbul Turkey (2005) and Berlin, Germany (2006).  Similar local and national presentations have been made throughout Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, the United States and Brazil.

DASNI members have published books, given TV and radio interviews and written many articles on the subject of diagnosis and living with dementia.  Please our website for further information.

For local referrals to support groups and health care providers, and for more detailed information about the diseases that cause dementia, please contact your local Alzheimer’s Association.

Plaquenil 200mg 400mg Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate (Imulast, HCQS, Hydroquin, Hydroxyquine) and Dementia.

Plaquenil, also known by its generic name hydroxychloroquine, is a medication commonly prescribed for conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. While its primary use is not related to cognitive disorders, there has been growing interest in understanding its effects on neurological conditions, including dementia. Research into Plaquenil's impact on dementia is still in the early stages, and findings are mixed. Some studies suggest that the anti-inflammatory properties of Plaquenil could potentially offer neuroprotective benefits, possibly slowing the progression of certain types of dementia. However, it's crucial to approach this topic with caution, as more comprehensive research is needed to conclusively determine Plaquenil's efficacy and safety for dementia patients. As with any medication, the potential benefits must be carefully weighed against the risks and discussed with a healthcare professional.


1) Can Plaquenil cure dementia?
Generic Plaquenil cannot cure dementia, but it is being researched for its potential to slow its progression or alleviate symptoms.

2) What are the potential side effects of using Plaquenil for dementia?
Potential side effects of using Plaquenil 200mg for dementia include visual disturbances, gastrointestinal discomfort, and skin rashes.

3) How does Plaquenil Sulfate work to potentially affect dementia?
Plaquenil 400mg may potentially affect dementia through its anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties, offering neuroprotective benefits against cellular damage.

4) Is Plaquenil approved for treating dementia?
Plaquenil (hcq 200 mg tablet) not officially approved for treating dementia, with studies ongoing to assess its efficacy and safety in this context.

5) What should patients consider before starting Plaquenil for dementia symptoms?
Patients should consider the current research, potential benefits, and risks, and have a thorough discussion with their healthcare provider before starting Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine sulfate) for dementia symptoms.

6) Can i buy hydroxychloroquine over the counter?
Hydroxychloroquine, a medication primarily used to treat conditions such as malaria, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis, cannot be purchased over the counter. It requires a doctor's prescription to ensure its use is appropriately monitored for safety and efficacy, given its potential side effects and specific indications.



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