Addressing Alzheimer’s Disease problem in India

What do you understand by Alzheimer’s disease? Why is there a need to address the problems of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative brain disease affecting a person’s memory, thinking, and the ability to interact socially. It is a serious problem for the following reasons:
  • It accounts for 60 to 80 per cent of dementia cases
  • There is yet no cure for it and scientists are still searching for causes of this disease
  • It affects about one in 10 people over the age of 65 and almost one in four over 85 years.
  • There are over four million affected by dementia in India and as per the India Dementia Report 2010.

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