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Navigating the Maze: Understanding the Complexity of Dementia

DEMENTIA

Dementia, a neurological disease impacting memory, cognitive functions, daily activities, and behavior, is often misperceived as a natural part of aging. In reality, it is a distinct ailment affecting millions worldwide, with 10 million new cases reported annually. Dementia is an umbrella term, with Alzheimer’s disease being the most prevalent subtype.

 

While there’s currently no cure for dementia, early detection is crucial in slowing its progression and enabling patients to maintain relative independence. Unfortunately, the early stages are frequently dismissed as typical aging, with signs like forgetfulness, difficulties with daily tasks, and getting lost in familiar places. Recognizing these initial symptoms is paramount for seeking medical help and maximizing potential benefits.

As dementia advances, forgetfulness intensifies, leading to challenges in communication, navigation, and even basic tasks. Behavioral issues such as wandering and repetitive actions emerge. In the late stages, patients may lose awareness of time, place, and people, eventually becoming bed-bound and reliant on assistance for all activities.

Early diagnosis plays a pivotal role in optimal management. It not only helps identify treatable causes and manage physical comorbidities but also addresses the emotional and behavioral aspects linked with dementia. By understanding the nuances of dementia and fostering early intervention, we pave the way for a more compassionate and effective approach to care.

Consult Now:

Dr Suhas Patil
MBBS, MD, DNB
Neurologist in Dubai

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Behind Lulu Hypermarket,
Nextto Dr. Ismail Day Surgical Center,
41 Street, Al Karama

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08:00 AM – 09.00 PM
Monday – Saturday

08:00 AM – 01.00 PM
02:00 PM – 09.00 PM
Friday

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