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Dementia FAQs

Dementia & Alzheimer’s

Q. What is Dementia?

A. Dementia is a disease of the brain due to which a person gradually loses his or her cognitive function of the brain and loses efficiency to remember, work and do mundane jobs.

Dementia FAQsQ. Can Dementia be cured if detected early?

A. Yes, Dementia has a track record of being cured in over 80% of the cases where the patient reported the case early.

Q. Is a bad memory a part of being old?

A. No, not at all. Most elderly people only lose about 20-30% of their memory, as they grow old.

Q. So, an especially bad memory in the older ages may be Dementia?

A. It usually is, yes.

Q. What memory exercises reduce the effect of Dementia?

A. Scientists have proven that socialization and fun work better in reducing Dementia effects rather than any form of memory exercise.

Q. If I exercise my memory, will I be able to avoid Dementia?

A. Not really. If you are destined to have Dementia, you can only postpone this disease, not avoid it altogether.

Q. Is memory the only part of the brain affected during Dementia?

A. Memory is only one brain function impaired during Dementia. Other effects include low organizing ability, low identification ability, low communication ability, anxiety and depression among others.

Q. Is there some sort of nutrient that can improve memory?

A. Yes. Studies show that Vitamin E can improve the memory drastically.

Q. Is there a scientific memory test available to determine memory deterioration?

A. Primary Health Centers as well as big hospitals have a test available, which can check for any memory deterioration.

Q. What are the risk factors for Dementia?

A. Even though a specific risk factor has not been found yet, studies show that age, gene types, family history, injuries to the head, high blood pressure and low education are some risk factors.

Q. Can medications help during Dementia?

A. Yes, medicines are available to help Dementia patients. Neurologists and specialists in the field of Dementia can prescribe them.

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