Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Wednesday, Nov 05, 2003

About Us
Contact Us
Southern States
News: Front Page | National | Southern States | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment | Obituary |

Southern States - Karnataka-Bangalore Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

A disorder marked by loss of memory

By Our Staff Reporter

BANGALORE NOV. 4. Senile dementia among elders is a disorder that can be brought on by the progressive deterioration of the brain caused in part by aging. According to medical experts, people over the age of 65 years are more prone to the common types of dementia, and one in three people over 90 years of age have senile dementia.

This disorder is marked by memory impairment, inability to think abstractly, loss of standards, loss of impulse control, poor personal hygiene, disorientation, and eventually, obliviousness. Senile dementia can be caused by Alzheimer's disease or multi-infarct dementia, which is an ailment resulting from a series of strokes that damage brain tissue.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail

Southern States

News: Front Page | National | Southern States | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous |
Advts:
Classifieds | Employment | Obituary |


News Update


The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | Business Line | The Sportstar | Frontline | The Hindu eBooks | Home |

Copyright 2003, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu