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Title: 5 MOST COMMON MYTHS BUSTED ABOUT DEMENTIA (1)


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5 MOST COMMON MYTHS BUSTED ABOUT DEMENTIA
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Dementia is a generic expression for memory loss,
language, problem-solving, and various thinking
abilities that are serious enough to intervene
with everyday living. One common cause of
dementia is Alzheimers. Dementia is not a
singular disease but a general term like heart
disease that comprises a broad range of
specific medical conditions, including
Alzheimers. There are several myths and
misconceptions about Alzheimers disease and
dementia overflow like what it is, how it
affects, who gets it, etc. All such myths abide
people from understanding the disease and
supporting those affected. Even people avoid
reaching the Psychiatric or Best De-Addiction
Centre in India as they are surrounded by myths
like it can not be treatable.  Lets bust some
of the common myths Myth 1 Only elders
develop dementia Truth- It is common to see that
most people with dementia are seniors, but some
are also seen suffering from dementia in their
30s. The usual age of dementia onset does occur
in the older years. But, in the cases of
early-onset dementia, this age may be
dramatically reduced. If dementia occurs before
reaching old age, there are high chances that it
is genetic, and in such cases, dementia age of
onset may lower to a persons mid-30s. 
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Myth 2 If a family member has dementia, I will
have it, too Truth As mentioned above, the most
common type of dementia is Alzheimers disease.
And genetics can be responsible for the
development of Alzheimers disease. As lifestyle
and environmental factors also contribute to its
development, it is likely to be only one of the
many factors that play a role. But again, it is
not compulsory that if any family member of yours
has dementia, you will have to. Myth 3
Dementia is ever preventable Truth -It is, sadly
is untrue. There are possible factors that can
significantly reduce the risk of certain types of
dementia developing or delay their onset but can
not prevent it. For instance, we have listed 12
factors that can increase the risk of dementia.
Such as Less Education Depression Hearing
Impairment Low Levels Of Social
Contact Hypertension Traumatic Brain
Injury Smoking Alcohol Consumption Obesity Diabete
s Air Pollution
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Physical Inactivity Even if some of the
mentioned factors are more difficult to modify
than others, working on controlling or changing a
few of them might assist decrease the chance of
developing dementia. Myth 4- Dementia patients
dont understand whats happening  Truth It is
another most common and frequent myth associated
with dementia. It is the belief of many people
that those living with dementia cannot
communicate effectively or are not conscious
about what is happening nearby them. However, the
part of the brain that deals with awareness is
separate from the area that deals with
communication. It says most sufferers have
thoughts to communicate, even when they struggle
to relay these. Myth 5- If one forget things
frequently, it must be Alzheimers disease Truth
Of course, memory is typically one of the first
signs of Alzheimers, but not all memory problems
signify the disease. Mostly forgetfulness is
expected as we grow. You can reach an expert to
determine whether the memory changes are regular
or a sign of something more severe.  If you or
someone in your connection needs treatment for
dementia and a substance use disorder, we
at Ankur Rehab Centre, Best Rehab Centre in
India, can help. Schedule an appointment and find
out more about treatment for co-occurring
disorders. Reach one of our helpful
representatives today
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