The study provides a quantitative understanding of the impact of chronic pain on cognitive function and the risk of dementia, laying an important foundation for future research.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of this though there are other conditions that can also lead to dementia.
Even when the disease is recognized it is often difficult to accept it, says Dr. Robert Mathew, former Professor of Neurology at Alappuzha Medical College and National President, ARDSI.
Kerala's only full-time dementia care centre at Edavanakadu in Ernakulam cares for around 15 Alzheimer's patients who live in their own dream world.
Second such incident in the village of Thiruvallur in Kozhikode district.
The presence of more than one cardiometabolic disease accelerated the speed of cognitive decline, say researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden.
Agitation is a common symptom of dementia, characterized by inappropriate verbal, vocal or motor activity, and often involves physical and verbal aggression.
The MUDRA Toolbox, consisting of various tests and questionnaires is available in five Indian languages - Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam .
Set up under the Social Welfare Department in association with Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Society of India, the centre serves as a shelter home for homeless dementia patients.
Each year, September 21 is commemorated as World Alzheimer's Day, and Alzheimer's disease has been found to be the commonest cause of dementia.