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WHAT ARE THE TRIGGERS OF CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR IN DEMENTIA?

Dementia is an umbrella term that describes a large group of symptoms that are caused by diseases that affect the brain. It is caused by loss of nerve cells in the brain. 

This is a progressive medical condition and naturally gets worse. This happens when brain cells starts dying which isn’t replaced, and as more and more cells die, you lose your brain structure and function, and your ability to think clearly is lost.


People can be affected by dementia in many different ways, depending on the area of the brain affected. Some type of dementias that are caused by reactions to medications or vitamin deficiencies, might improve with treatment.

It’s a terrible illness where you could see the affected person go from being very active to being bedridden.


Generally with dementia, a person's consciousness is not affected. Therefore, the diagnosis requires a change from a person's usual mental functioning and a greater decline than one would expect due to ageing.

Alzheimer’s disease is the m…

DO YOU REALLY NEED TO BE ON MEDICATION FOR HYPERTENSION?

India is home to about 200 million adults with high blood pressure or hypertension, according to a latest study while globally the number of people with high blood pressure has reached 1.13 billion.

Can high blood pressure be reversed?

You have high blood pressure and you have been advised to lower it in order to avoid the serious complications that high blood pressure can cause.

If it’s not handled properly at the right time in the right way, it could lead to many different complications to your health. Sadly, today when you are diagnosed with high blood pressure, you are immediately put on antihypertensive medication and you hear that you need to be on it for lifetime. 


This wrong piece of advice could discourage you to realise the effect of lifestyle or dietary change recommendations that could potentially help you to come off of the drug that you are on. Doesn’t mean that you should never take any medication when you are diagnosed with hypertension. 

Regulate your lifestyle!

But lifesty…

ANTIBIOTICS - ARE WE MISUSING THEM?

Alexander Fleming discovered the first antibiotic in 1928. And this revolutionised all fields of medicine for ever!
Bacteria are among the oldest living things on the planet. They are masters of survival and are found everywhere. They make 90% of body cells in a typical human body and 10% of body weight. Most of them are in our gut and are harmless or even beneficial to our body. 

But there are a few bad apples that cause disease and most of them are kept in check by our immune system. It’s estimated that, at least, 50% of the antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary and, in fact, you could be at more risk from the disease. The end result you become more resistant to antibiotics and resort to larger doses of antibiotics.


Now, with the overuse of antibiotics, we are starting to see infections that you can longer treat. Bacteria are rapidly becoming resistant to all the antibiotics we have by overly using this precious medical resource. We cannot afford to look at antibiotics as an easy fi…

10 AMAZING LIFESTYLE HACKS THAT HELP YOU AGE GRACEFULLY!

When you go past 50, it’s about aging and aging gracefully! You can either choose to age gracefully or spend time between doctors, hospitals, bed and medicines. Some feel better with each passing year while some not so lucky! It’s about aging smarter. There are lifestyle tips that you can choose to age gracefully. Be it our parents, be it our loved ones, be it the elderly people all around us - everyone deserves a healthy & quality life. 


The problem today is we become too reactive and we have too much of fear that’s brought on to us by medical community, by social media and we run after life insurances and health insurances which are necessary. But oftentimes, we tend to ignore the fact that the human body has enough intelligence to prevent and heal disease. It has the brilliance of letting us live over 100 years. It’s true that medicines and technology made it possible to improve our life expectancy and quality of life, but we cannot just depend on them. We all know that the medi…