What is Dementia?
Dementia is a condition or group of conditions where a person loses the ability to think, remember, and reason to an extent that it affects his/her day-to-day activities. More commonly seen in older people, Dementia occurs when nerve cells in the brain stop working, lose connection with other brain cells, and die; as defined by USA’s National Institute on Aging (NIA).
From experiencing memory loss and difficulty in speaking to acting impulsively, there are several signs of dementia. These symptoms can develop in people as they age. Alzheimer’s disease (a neurologic disorder that causes the brain to shrink and brain cells to die) is one of the most common causes of dementia. As per a recent World Alzheimer Report 2021, the number of people suffering from dementia globally is likely to increase from 55 million in 2021 to 78 million by 2030.