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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 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...
What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive degenerative disorder of the brain cells that control body movement. Its symptoms appear very slowly and worsen as the disease progresses over time. It mainly affects older adults. Understanding Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease...
India is home to over 4 million people suffering from dementia with the number of Alzheimer's patients being around 1.6 million. Though Alzheimer's strikes older people, primarily above the age of 65, the symptoms may begin to emerge early....
Dementia refers to a group of symptoms associated with decline in memory and thinking skills, severe enough that they affect a person’s ability to perform simple everyday functions. Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia are two common types of de...

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