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.
The study tested on mouse models, identified that a probable cause of Alzheimer's disease was the leakage from blood into the brain of fat-carrying particles.
Apart from neurological symptoms like the loss of taste and smell, those who have long COVID should also be on the lookout for mental fog, problems with attention and concentration.
Dementia is caused by a variety of diseases and injuries that affect the brain, such as Alzheimer's disease or a stroke.
'In addition to therapeutics, it's critical to uncover culturally-tailored interventions that reduce dementia risk through lifestyle factors like education, diet and exercise.'
The study indicated that people who recover from loneliness appear to be less likely to suffer from dementia.
The olfactory system, or sense of smell, is known to be dysfunctional in the early stages of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.