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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...
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...
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 Depressive Pseudodementia? Dementia refers to gradual cognitive decline in an individual and is characterized by confusion, unable to perform tasks such as driving, shopping, job and forgetfulness. When patients with an underlying psychiatric illness show these symptoms, the...
What are Hallucinations? Hallucination is a perception of having seen, heard, touched, tasted or smelled something that wasn’t actually there. They are common in people with schizophrenia and older adults with certain underlying medical conditions. 40-75% of the older adults...
Depression and dementia are common in older adults. Depression is highly prevalent in the older population than in the general adult population. A WHO study says that 21.9% of the elderly in India suffer from depression. Meanwhile, there are...
Oats Oats are extremely nutritious and filling. A bowl of cooked oats for breakfast sets your day. They are not only good for physical health but also for the brain. This nutrient-dense food doubles up as great brain food. It...
What is Dementia? Dementia is a group of symptoms leading to cognitive decline. It is very common in older adults. In India, more than 4 million older adults have some form of dementia. An older adult with dementia has problems with...
Dementia and delirium are both disorders of the brain. However, they are different in terms of symptoms, progression and effect on behaviour. Both the conditions are commonly seen in older adults. The occurrence of dementia in the Indian elderly lies...

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