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Brain and Nervous System

Brain is one of the most important and complex part of our body. It is responsible for controlling the voluntary and involuntary bodily functions. The nervous system is a network of channels that carries electromagnetic signal. The brain communicates with each part of the body through nervous system. The ailments of the nervous system are called neurological disorders. These include multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and stroke. These conditions can affect memory and ability to perform simple activities. Getting plenty of rest, exercising regularly both mentally and physically and following correct diet and lifestyle ensures that your brain and nervous system remains healthy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx2zVUDUrf0 Dr. Pradnya Brahmankar is a General Physician, working with Tapas elder care center. HappyAging met Dr. Pradnya while visiting Tapas and understood from her about the challenges they come across in Dementia care. She tells how society is unaware about...
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What is Status Epilepticus or Seizure? It is a fatal form of epileptic activity in which the seizures do not cease on their own even after a considerable amount of time or recur one after another without the patient completely...
Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia. It is a neurodegenerative condition that has some typical characteristics like memory loss, mood disorders, and behavioural issues. More than 1.3 million elderly people in India suffer from Alzheimer’s disease. The occurrence...
What is Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s is a neuro-degenerative condition characterized by memory loss, mood disorders and behavioral issues which is believed to affect more than 1.3 million of the elderly population in India. When lapsing of memory progresses to the extent...
Avoid Caffeine Caffeine is the main reason for causing wakefulness in older adults. Coffee, chocolate, and tea contain caffeine. A small cup of coffee in the morning can keep you awake at night. Cut down on the caffeine habit to...
Coffee   This is the most obvious of all. Coffee contains high amounts of caffeine. This leads to wakefulness. This is especially troublesome for older adults because they already tend to suffer from insomnia. If you consume a cup of coffee...
What is Fungal Meningitis? Meninges are membranous tissue layers covering the brain and the spinal cord. They provide protection and nutrition to these organs. The inflammation of these membranes due to fungal infection is called fungal meningitis. Meningitis can be...
What is Bacterial Meningitis? Meninges are membranous tissue layers covering the brain and the spinal cord. They provide protection and nutrition to these organs. The inflammation of these membranes due to infection via bacteria is called bacterial meningitis. Meningitis can...
What is Dementia? Dementia is an overall deterioration in mental functions. The higher functions are learning, language, reasoning, body orientation, etc. The loss of any one of the higher functions along with memory associated problems is characteristic of dementia. Often...

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