Alcohol dependence is defined as a strong and uncontrollable urge for alcohol and is often concerning since it can put the person’s mental and physical health at risk and will need medical input.
Both men and women should not exceed more than 14 units of alcohol per week. They must not drink all of this at one go and must have some alcohol-free days in a week.
Harmful use of alcohol is a term that is used by World Health Organization (WHO) in the ICD 10 which is a classification system for diseases. It is a term when alcohol causes harm to physical or mental health. Sometimes social health is also affected but social health alone is not required to call it harmful use.
Caring for a family member with dementia can be not only a stressful but also an emotional journey. It is important to take regular breaks and look after one’s own health too.
At Chennai Minds you will have a detailed and thorough assessment for dementia starting with a clinical history, physical examination, memory tests, lab tests for blood and an MRI scan.
How many types of dementia exist? It is thought that there are over several 100 types of dementias. However, some forms of dementias are more common than others. All types of dementias get progressively worse over time. Depending on areas of the brain affected, some people classify dementias as cortical and sub cortical, this really…
This is second in the series of blogs on dementia . The main cause of dementia is a condition known as Alzheimer’s disease which causes about 70% of dementia. Dementia due to Alzheimer’s occurs as a result of some protein deposits in the brain that cause death of our brain cells.
As we grow old, we lose our brain cells. Dementia is a condition where our brain cells die at a faster rate and lose their function. There are many causes for dementia. Let us see the signs and symptoms of dementia in this blog.