Dementia is a major issue of dependence and disability in old age. Among the various Indian states, Kerala has the highest proportion of elderly people in the country. The worst part is that there is poor awareness of dementia in our society. A concrete effort is to be made to educate people about dementia and enhance the quality of life of these patients.
Dementia is not a single disease, but a broad term that encompasses a series of symptoms. The symptoms not only impact your ability to think, process information, and communicate with others. According to estimates by the WHO, nearly 55 million people suffer from dementia globally, and every year, close to 10 million cases is diagnosed globally.
Coping and caring for someone suffering from dementia is an emotional roller coaster. Since there is no specific form of care, it is often the support and caregiving that make a major difference in improving your quality of life. This is a remarkable gift, and you can look forward to seeking help in terms of counselling for dementia.