"Of all the things that I have lost, I miss my mind the most”
- Mark Twain on memory loss and dementia.
Dementia is a term that generally describes the loss of cognitive functions like thinking, understanding and memory, commonly due to the damage of brain cells often associated with aging. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) worldwide 35.6 million people suffer from Dementia and in India alone, 3.7 million people have Dementia.
We at Vimhans PrimaMed Institute of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Electrical Physiology assure you that with us dementia is a manageable condition. We bring you effective surgeries and conduct a rehabilitation program involving occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and psychological assessments to offer our patients a complete care system in warm and friendly environment.
Types of Dementia
Dementia can be classified differently depending upon their common features. The common ones include:
• Cortical dementia affecting only the cortex (outer layer) of the brain
• Sub cortical dementia affects the lower layer of the cortex
• Primary dementia doesn’t occur from any other disease
• Secondary dementia often occurs from a physical injury and disease
• Progressive dementia gets worse over time and gradually interferes with more and more cognitive abilities
Progressive dementia is commonly noticed in individuals with Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia and Lewy body dementia. Alzheimer's disease is the commonest type of progressive dementia.