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  • How Dementia Advances through 5 Progressive Stages

    How Dementia Advances through 5 Progressive Stages

    Dementia refers to the group of symptoms associated with decline in memory and other mental skills. It is important to understand the different stages of dementia to be able to look after a family member with dementia.

  • Keeping Busy can Protect you against Dementia

    Keeping Busy can Protect you against Dementia

    A new research has shown that enjoying an active social life such as by volunteering, learning new things and being part of a community protected one against dementia.

  • How Hearing Loss and Dementia are connected

    How Hearing Loss and Dementia are connected

    Dementia and hearing loss seem to be related, but there is no conclusive evidence to suggest why hearing loss increases your chances of getting dementia substantially.

  • Diagnosis of Dementia

    Diagnosis of Dementia

    Dementia can be diagnosed on the basis of medical history, physical and mental examinations. Lab tests like ALT and CBC also help in detecting the condition.

  • Tips to Prevent Dementia

    Tips to Prevent Dementia

    Dementia in most cases is difficult to prevent as the underlying causes are often not known. Some measures which may help to prevent dementia include controlling risk factors of stroke such as high blood pressure, diabetes; adopting measures of healthy living; eating healthy; being physically and mentally active.

  • What is Dementia?

    What is Dementia?

    Dementia is a common problem in the elderly. People with dementia have problems with memory and other mental skills (thinking and behaviour) that can affect daily life. Dementia is caused by injury or changes in the brain which may or may not be reversible.

  • Expected duration of Dementia

    Expected duration of Dementia

    In dementia, the rate of decline in mental functions (memory, thinking, behaviour) can vary – some people may stay the same for years whereas others may have rapid decline of mental functions. Most people with dementia may live for months, years or decades, depending on the cause of the dementia and associated medical conditions.

  • Prognosis of Dementia

    Prognosis of Dementia

    Dementia is a common problem in elderly. Prognosis of treatable causes of dementia is good if the underlying cause can be corrected. The outlook for most types of dementia which are not treatable is poor. Mental functions decline invariably in all affected people at variable rates. Medications do not cure dementia but may help to improve mental function, mood, or behaviour.

  • Dementia: When should one seek medical advice?

    Dementia: When should one seek medical advice?

    Dementia progresses slowly over time and after diagnosis, the doctor will recommend regular follow-ups to assess mental function and other problems. Consult a doctor if you, or any of your loved ones, have any memory or behavioural problem suggestive of some significant medical problem.

  • Treatment Options for Dementia

    Treatment Options for Dementia

    When treating dementia, the doctor will try to rule out treatable causes of dementia, but if it cannot be reversed, the aim of treatment is to make life as easy as possible for the person and the caregivers. Medications may not cure dementia but may help to improve mental function, mood, or behaviour.

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