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Chitkara College of Nursing faculty address issues of dementia on Radio Chitkara

Published on November 21, 2013 | 3669 views

A program on dementia was conducted on Radio Chitkara 107.8 FM for creating awareness regarding important old age disorder, dementia, by faculty of Chitkara College of Nursing.

They talked about dementia, its prevalence, sign and symptoms, types, medical management and about some strategies while taking care of a patient.

By following those strategies, we can make change in the life of patient with dementia. Dementia is a syndrome that can be caused by a number of progressive disorders that affect memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. It is a permanent and progressive disease that eventually renders people unable to care for themselves.

Dementia mainly affects older people, although there is a growing awareness of cases that start before the age of 65. After age 65, the likelihood of developing dementia roughly doubles every five years.

Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) estimates that over 3.7 million people are affected by dementia in India.

The faculty stressed on certain facts like, in the last 10 years, the evidence on dementia prevalence in India has increased considerably. More than 42,000 older people have been studied by eight centres in five urban and four rural sites across the country, and there are wide variations in estimates.

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