Old Age Disorders

Neurological Problems

Alzheimer’s Dementia and other dementias

It is often seen in the elderly that they become forgetful about minor matters. They may be unable to remember whether they had their medicines or forget to share a significant news with a family member. However regardless of instances of forgetting, they may be able...

read more


Delirium is characterised by disturbances in consciousness and attention. This may also be associated with memory problems, disorientation or the ability to perceive. Memory impairment is evident in the person’s impaired capacity to recall what happened some time ago...

read more


A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is reduced or interrupted. It is associated with a loss of sensory function. The symptoms of stroke are identified as: Sudden numbness or weakness of the facial muscles or an entire side of the body Sudden confusion...

read more

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease is a chronic, progressive movement disorder. The symptoms are as follows: Tremor of the hands, arms, legs, jaw and face Slowness of movement Rigidity or stiffness of the limbs and trunk Impaired balance and...

read more

Mood Problems

Bereavement Or Grief

Losing one’s spouse or a relative can be very difficult to handle. The persons whom we are close to, occupy the major part of our lives and leave a vacuum when they leave. Mourning a death for a few days or a few months is quite natural, but when this process...

read more


Depression may occur at any stage in the span of life. The elderly may suffer from loneliness, fear of death or find themselves with little to do after retirement. Such issues represent a major transition from the earlier roles that the person was used to. This itself...

read more

Age-Induced Psychotic Problems

Delusional Disorder

A delusion is a firm false belief that continues to exist despite evidence to the contrary. The belief can be regarding any usual aspect of the person’s life but is not believed by anyone else except him since it is not true. Examples may include, infidelity of...

read more


This is commonly known as psychotic disorder. The person may go through symptoms like disorganised thinking, hearing or seeing things that other people cannot hear or see, believing things that are clearly false. Commonly, people suffering from this problem, have...

read more

Somatoform Disorder


Have you ever seen someone preoccupied with the idea that he/she has a serious disease when in fact medical reports have shown no conclusive results? The person might be so worried that he/she interprets physical signs as dangerous.

read more


This problem can be characterised by many different types of symptoms. The person may suffer from gastrointestinal symptoms or abnormal skin sensations such as pain, nausea, vomiting, burning sensation, itching or numbness. The variety of symptoms might also change in...

read more

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder


Often compulsion is associated with obsession. Compulsion can be recognised when you repeatedly do the same thing in a typical manner and find it difficult to stop yourself from this practise. You might be washing your hands over and over or checking you phone or...

read more


Do you find yourself forced to think about something again and again? The thoughts might be not what you want to think about and yet they repeatedly disturb you. You could be suffering from obsession if you find yourself having repeated thoughts or images which you...

read more