World  Alzheimer’s  Day

World Alzheimer’s Day is observed on September 21 every year.

Every September, health organisations and people from all around the world join  to raise awareness and to challenge the stigma that persists around Alzheimer’s disease,the most common form of dementia. The theme for World Alzheimer’s Month in 2022 is ‘Know Dementia, know Alzheimer’s’.

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

  • Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and may contribute to 60-70% of total cases. Currently more than 55 million people live with dementia worldwide, and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. Dementia is currently the 7th leading cause of death among all diseases and one of the major causes of disability and dependency among older people globally.
           (Ref :World Health Organisation ,Report on Dementia ,Sept 2, 2021)
  • This is a progressive neurologic disorder that causes the brain to shrink and brain cells to die – a continuous decline in thinking, behavioural and social skills that affects a person’s ability to think and function independently.
  • The early signs of the disease include forgetting recent events or conversations. As the disease progresses, a person with Alzheimer’s disease will develop severe memory impairment and lose the ability to carry out everyday tasks.

It is paradoxical that improvement in healthcare facilities has resulted in an increased lifespan and a related increase of age-related diseases, significant among which is AD . The incidence of AD has been directly linked to a high percentage of individuals over 65 years of age, with up to 55% of people over 65 years of age being affected by the disease.(Note1)

Role of Caregiver

Effective Caregiving in AD hugely benefits the formal health care system by reducing the costs of institutionalisation of patients. But Caregiving  of AD Patients  is a very complex and delicate task . It slowly tend to  become  physically, mentally and financially more and more stressful for the care giver, due to complex emotions  and the anticipated loss of a loved one and often loss of income.  It is obvious that the training of caregivers has important beneficial effects. To honour the role the caregivers  play for AD patients  , 2022 World Alzheimer’s Month  has a  a special focus on post-diagnosis support

 Ayurvedic Memory Tonic  BRANOLIA  Can Help

Branolia ,manufactured by Branolia Chemicals, West Bengalis is an ayurvedic tonic based on the knowledge from the ancient ayurvedic texts on the regenerative and memory enhancement power of the Brahmi.

Brahmi in Branolia helps  to keep nerves smooth, enhance  memory, concentration and thinking power and keeps the body healthy and tuned.

Along with Brahmi, Branolia contains Satamuli, Berela, Ashwagandha, Jastimodhu and Alkushi which have hig nerve rejuvenation propertiesfor a healthy memory.

Branolia, the century old memory tonic ,  is considered to be very effective  for   memory when used regularly, and  is suitable for all ages and has no side effects.

Ingredients in Branolia helps students enhance academic performance, for middle aged it keeps the brain and body tuned for the daily rigours and for the aged it helps manage age related mental degeneration.

 

REFERENCE:

NIA Alzheimer’s and related Dementias Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center
adear@nia.nih.gov
www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers

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