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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.

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...
What is Mood Disorder? This disease is characterized by a serious fluctuation in a person's mood which affects a person's day to day life. Understanding Mood Disorder There are three major mood disorders: Depressive is a generalized depressed state where is a...
Sleepo: Relaxing Sounds, Sleep Sleepo is one of the best apps for sleep. It has a wide collection of sounds that help you relax and fall asleep quickly. There are different sounds like rain, nature sounds, white noise, city sounds...
What is Meningitis? Meningitis is the inflammation of the membranes of the brain, spinal cord, and ventricles due to an infection. There are three types of meningitis: bacterial, viral and fungal. Acute Bacterial Meningitis (ABM) is one of the major causes...
Do You Feel Excessively Sleepy? Excessive sleepiness is when you feel exceptionally tired or sleepy during the day. This sleepiness can interfere with your daily activities. In two different studies, more than 50% of the older adults over 65 years...

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