Understanding alzheimer's

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Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia deprives the patient from the ability of valid perception of objects, resulting in the impossibility of proper reasoning. Do you know there are more than 38 million people living with dementia worldwide? Educate yourself about Alzheimer’s by going through this presentation.

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Understanding alzheimer's

  1. 1. Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Science. Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences
  2. 2. Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Science. Dementia is the common term for loss of memory and other intellectual abilities . Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent form of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most prevalent form of Dementia accounting for 60% to 80% of all dementia cases.
  3. 3. Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Science. As per the 2011 Census Report, 3.7 Crore people are affected by the disease. With advancing age, the risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease is known to increase. By 2020, India will have 10 million dementia patients and the number is set to double every 2 decades.
  4. 4. Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Science. 1 out of 20 Indians, over the age of 60 is at risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. 1 out of 5 Indians, over the age of 80 is at risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia
  5. 5. Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Science. Impact of Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia An estimated 3.7 million Indian people, aged over 60 have dementia and the total societal costs are about Rs. 14,700 crore. There is still no proven medication to prevent Alzheimer’s.
  6. 6. Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Science. About 2.1 million women and 1.5 million men, aged over 60 have dementia. Demographic distribution of men and women suffering from Dementia
  7. 7. Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Science. Demographic distribution of men and women suffering from Dementia The prevalence of dementia is higher among women than men.
  8. 8. Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Science. Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease. Severe Memory loss. Confusion about time or place. Having difficulty in speaking or writing. Losing things and the capacity to find them. Decrease in work and social activity. Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Science.
  9. 9. Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Science. Caring for People with Dementia: Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Science.
  10. 10. Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Science. o Treating the person with dignity and respect. o Understanding their history, lifestyle, culture and preferences, including their likes, dislikes, hobbies and interests. o Looking at situations from the point of view of the person with dementia. Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Science.
  11. 11. Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Science. o Providing opportunities for the person to have conversations and relationships with other people. Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Science.
  12. 12. Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Science. o Ensuring the person has the chance to try new things or take part in activities they enjoy.
  13. 13. Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Science. To limit challenges and ease frustration: Establish a routine to make each day more predictable and less confusing. Schedule more time to complete tasks so that you don't need to hurry your loved one. Involve your loved one. Allow him/her to do as much as possible with the least amount of assistance. Caring for people with Dementia
  14. 14. Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Science. For professional help on psychological care for the elderly, write to mentalhealth@fortishealthcare.com
  15. 15. Issued in public interest by The Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Science. Thank you

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