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what is Dementia?

September Article in Indian Express

What is Dementia?

  • U Really don’t know What is Dementia? Here is the answer.
  • Forgiveness, trouble remembering names, losing or misplacing things, inability to recognize familiar faces and disorientation with time and space.
  • All these are not the sign of aging only but they are the sign that person might be suffering from something serious like Dementia.
  • One may also feel moody or uninterested get confused with days and dates.
  • Forget personal histories like the wedding anniversary or birthday or be unable to recall one’s own phones numbers or address.
  • Dr. Niket Kasar, leading Psychological Counselling Center in Pune says “it is most crucial that people talk to a psychiatrist the movement any such warning signs appear and get themselves screened for Dementia.
  • This is a progressive disease which means we can only slow down the progress in patients.
  • There are specific medications and therapies available now, which can help in this certain physical exercise and brain game can help these patients.
  • The sooner the treatment starts better will be the result of specific treatment and training too caregivers we can ensure a better quality of life for patients.
  • In India, approximately 41 lac patients suffer from dementia and only 6% of them are under some kind of treatment “rest of them keep on suffering because they might not know that they need medical attention.
  • If any of your loved ones is over 55 years of age and showing such symptoms, seek medical help by getting them screened for dementia at your nearest psychiatrist.
  • Let’s us not forgets that they too have a right to remember.

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Dementia

November Article in Indian Express

Forgetfulness is not just aging

It may be Dementia also…

By – Dr.Niket Kasar

Forgetfulness is not just aging

  • Mr.Suresh who is 62 years old, Recently forgot his daughter’s birthday, much to his family’s surprise. His wife has also started complaining about him misplacing the house keys, frequent episode of forgetfulness and inability to recognize familiar faces like their grandkids.
  • Does this sound very familiar?
  • All these are not the sign of aging only but they are signs that the person might be suffering from a serious condition like Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
  • One may also feel moody or uninterested, get confused with days and dates, have trouble remembering the name, forget personal histories like wedding anniversaries or birthdays or be unable to recall one’s own phone number or address.
  • Dr.Niket Kasar leading  Stress Management Counselling in Pune says,”Alzheimer’s disease shows common signs such as memory loss, Disorientation to time and space,
  • Withdrawl from social activities etc.
  • To mention a few. It is most crucial that people talk to a psychiatrist the movement any such warning sign appears and get themselves screened for Dementia.
  • This is a progressive Diseases which mean we can only slow down the progress of a patient. the sooner the treatment starts better will be the result.
  • With specific treatment and training to caregivers, we can ensure the better quality of life of the patient.
  • In India, Approximately 41 lac patients suffer from Dementia and only 6% of them are under some kind of treatment.
  • Remaining population suffers because they might not know that they need medical attention
  • If any of your dear/loved ones is over 55 years of age and showing such symptoms, seek medical help by getting them screened for dementia at your nearest psychiatrist.

 

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