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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...
The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system. This gland is present near the bladder around the urethra. As we age, the prostate gland grows in size. Initially the size of a walnut, it might become as large...
Anaemia is a major public health problem in India. According to the WHO, there are two billion people suffering from anaemia in the world. 50% of the cases of anaemia are due to iron deficiency. The prevalence of anaemia...
Anaemia in the elderly is a major public health problem. 164 million of the older adults in India, that is 23.9% of the total geriatric population, suffer from anaemia. It is a major cause of concern because it increases...
Kidney diseases in older adults are the eighth largest cause of deaths in the country. Women, more than men, are known to fall prey to kidney diseases. Almost 6 lakh women lose their lives every year. In recent times, many...
Myth 1: Kidney disease is incurable Fact: Some kidney diseases are treatable and curable. If you are alert to the symptoms and seek treatment in the early stages itself, there is a good chance of completely curing kidney diseases. Proper...

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