ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

Dementia refers to a disease process marked by progressive cognitive impairment in clear consciousness. Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the most common forms of Dementia. It usually begins with mild memory problems, lapses of attention, and difficulties in language and...
DELIRIUM

DELIRIUM

Delirium is a major disturbance in attention and orientation to the environment. As the person’s focus becomes less clear, he or she has great difficulty concentrating and thinking in an organized way, leading to misinterpretations, illusions, and on occasion,...
STROKE

STROKE

A stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is reduced or interrupted, decreasing or stopping oxygen supply, causing brain cells to die. Symptomatic and silent are the two types of strokes. While symptomatic strokes, as the name suggests have identifiable symptoms,...
PARKINSON’S DISEASE

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Parkinson’s Disease is a chronic, progressive neurodegenerative disorder of the brain that causes a gradual loss of muscle control. Age is the largest risk factor, with most people who develop Parkinson’s being 60 or older, and symptoms may take as long as 20 years to...
SOMATOFORM DISORDERS

SOMATOFORM DISORDERS

The Somatoform Disorders are a group of conditions that involve physical symptoms and complaints suggesting the presence of a medical condition but without any evidence of physical pathology to account for them. In other words, they involved medically unexplained...
Somatisation

Somatisation

Somatisation is the physical manifestation of mental factors, for example stress. When the somatisation becomes a severe, long-term problem that causes physical distress, it is known as Somatoform disorder. People suffering from this disorder are convinced that the...