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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...
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...
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...
In India, more than 4 million people have some form of dementia. Worldwide, at least 44 million people are living with dementia, and in India alone, by the year 2050, 133 lakh people will suffer from Dementia. Most of the patients of dementia are giv...

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