DOI: 10.1002/gps.2338 Corpus ID: 5185306. A study by the Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI) Cochin Chapter reports that ‘5.3 million people above the age of 60 have dementia in India in 2020’. These agents may delay initiation of, or reduce the need for, other drugs such as antipsychotics. Global influences and demographic changes are leading policy makers in less developed countries to look to more developed regions for policy and service ideas. Dementia in Kerala, South India: prevalence and influence of age, education and gender P. S. Mathuranath1,y, P. Joseph Cherian1, Robert Mathew3, Suresh Kumar1, Annamma George1, Aley Alexander1, Neelima Ranjith1 and P. S. Sarma2 1Department of Neurology, Cognition & Behavioural Neurology Section (CBNS), Trivandrum, Kerala, India 2Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, … One study from India analyzing types of dementia found Alzheimer’s disease in 38.3%, vascular dementia in 25.4%, fronto-temporal dementia in 18.7%, diffuse Lewy body disease in 8.9%, and mixed dementia in 8.6% of the patients. It is based on a holistic view of treatment which promotes and supports equilibrium in different aspects of human life: the body, mind, and soul. 1. Donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine and memantine for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. We strive to strengthen family bonds and promote community-based support systems for Senior Citizens of all Socio-economic groups through various innovative and need based projects aimed towards Dementia Care, World Health Organization; 2012. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s is life changing for the person with the disease, as well as their family and friends, but information and support are available. At least 16% of the population in Kerala … 1. Show us some love! There should be a concerted effort to educate the public and to develop services that improve quality of life of dementia patients. He shares the story of a son who had not realised his aging mother was going through the first stages of dementia when she went to the well outside their home and came back without taking a bath. PLoS One 2008; 4;3(6):e2333. Department of Health. India Today; 29th October 2011. Dementia is a major cause of disability and dependency in old age. In 2004, in those aged 65 years or more, point prevalence of dementia in Kerala, South India, was 4.86%. This block has an area of 21.9 km2 with 4522 residential houses and a population of 21564. Dementia in Kerala, South India: prevalence and influence of age, education and gender @article{Mathuranath2010DementiaIK, title={Dementia in Kerala, South India: prevalence and influence of age, education and gender}, author={P. S. Mathuranath and Prathik J Cherian and R. Mathew and S. Kumar and A. George and A. Alexander and N. Ranjith … However, there is poor awareness about dementia among all sections of our society. 6 per 1000 (95% Cl 27.3–40.7). The projected prevalence of dementia among elderly, aged 65 years and above, in Kerala was 1.5 lakh in 2011, according to the latest Dementia-India Report of Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Society of … This and 4 other myths busted. Sudhir Kumar CT 1 *,Babu Varghese 2, Harish M Tharayil 3, Jacob Roy 4 1 Honorary Consultant, Research and Development Centre, Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India, Cochin. Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association; Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions (2015). In animals, WL-A (10 mol kg −1 day −1, for 13 days, p.o.) United Kingdom: Alzheimer’s Society; 2013. Kerala’s dementia numbers are high, being the state with the highest percentage of the elderly. Alzheimer’s disease vs dementia. Another man in Chennai began to worry when he started losing his grasp of the language that he was very good at. Roy J, Varghese B. Dementia, can we reduce risk? Ayurvedic medicine is a personalized system of traditional medicine native to India and the Indian subcontinent. Rajan was in his late 70s then, and in hospital to attend to his daughter for a treatment. Institutional care is not advisable, Dr Manoj says, but community based care can help in the early stages. United Nations; 2013. Dementia in Kerala, South India: prevalence and influence of age, education and gender. He took up the lead in initiating a movement for that. “Around four percent of the Alzheimer’s patients in the country should be from Kerala, since we make about 3.5% of the total population. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2010; 25(3):290-7. ARDSI has been working to ensure every person with dementia gets the support and care they deserve since 1992. Behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are independent predictors for caregivers’burden.IntheNetherlands,morethan80% one clinically 2007). Moreover, a large number of young people from Kerala work outside the state or the country, reducing many middle and upper class households to just the elderly,” says Dr Manoj Kumar, founder of Mental Health Action Trust (MHAT) in Kozhikode. Fifty-eight percent of the dementia cases were New Delhi: ARDSI; 2010. Cholinesterase inhibitors may reduce the emergence of NPS and have a role in their treatment. India is currently undergoing considerable demographic change. Mathuranath PS, Cherian PJ, Mathew R, Kumar S, George A, Alexander A, Ranjith N, Sarma PS. Present one idea or instruction at a time. 5 out of every 100 elderly in India have dementia and many more are at high risk of developing this condition. Old's own country: Kerala's elderly population bring forth a crisis. Worldwide, at least 44 million people are living with dementia, making the disease a global health crisis that must be addressed. After correction this rate was 33.9 per thousand. At least 16% of the population in Kerala is above the age of 60. Indian Psych 2009; 51(1):42-44. Dementia: A public health priority. Ment Health Fam Med 2013; 10(3):129-32. So they’re just as likely to forget their daily medications for other co-morbidities. In dementia, the brain cells tend to degenerate and die more rapidly than the normal ageing process. National Institite for Health and Care Excellence. Building dementia-friendly communities: A priority for everyone. This article summarizes the effects of donepezil, a cholinesterase inhibitor, on the NPS of dementia with emphasis on AD and dementia with Lewy bodies. 28 No. Chaitanya Institute For Mental Health. Prevalence of dementia and AD is higher than any reported from the subcontinent suggesting that dementia in Kerala in South India is not uncommon. Objective: To determine overall and age-specific incidence rates of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in a southern Indian province, Kerala. The Journal has the following Indexing or Abstracting Partners: DOAJ, Index Copernicus, Google Scholar, ROAD, OAJI, Hinari, Indian Science Abstracts, J-Gate, Indian Science, Research Bib, Directory of Science, Jour Info, Advanced Science Index, Cosmos Impact Factor. Psychiatry in Kerala. Ironically, it’s when the health indices improved and people began to live longer that the prevalence of dementia rose across the world. Shaji KS, Iype KT, Praveenlal K. Dementia clinic in general hospital settings. An epidemiological study of dementia in a rural community in Kerala, India. At least 16% of the population in Kerala is above the age of 60. Ramkumar GS. Shaji S, Promodu K, Abraham T, Roy KJ, Verghese A. Programme Officer A.R.D.S.I, Dementia Respite Care Centre (Harmony Home) Kottappady, Nr. Dementia is a major cause of disability and dependency in old age. The ARDSI was founded by Dr Jacob Roy Kuriakose who devoted his life to finding solutions for Alzheimer's after his father was diagnosed with it in the late 1980s. It starts with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), which is a forerunner for dementia. Health, social welfare, and social justice sectors should jointly design a service stream for dementia sufferers. Dementia Friendly Kerala-the Way Forward. Dementia becomes common in the advanced stages of the disease. http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/elederly-polpulation-in-kerala/1/157762.html. They need a support system as well, say experts. 2 Coordinator, Research and Development Centre, Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India, Cochin. In Kerala, dementia is considered as a natural consequence of aging and hence there is only limited of it being aware as an organic brain syndrome. According to the 2020-21 data collected by ARDSI, the number of elderly people with dementia in Kerala is 2,16,000. World Health Organization and Alzheimer’s Disease International. According to the 2020-21 data collected by ARDSI, the number of elderly people with dementia in Kerala is 2,16,000. Materials and methods: A 10-year (2001-2011) prospective epidemiologic study of community residing subjects aged ≥55 years at enrollment. Stages of dementia, How dementia affects behavior. About dementia, its symptoms and medicines. NICE, United Kingdom; 2011. The guilt of not caring enough in those early stages or losing his temper at times is still eating him. Dementia India Report 2010: prevalence, impact, costs and services for Dementia. Dementia is emerging as an important health problem of elderly people in India. There should be a concerted effort to educate the public and to develop services that improve quality of life of dementia patients. Dr Jacob passed away in February this year, but the institution he founded proceeded with the research work. “The people with dementia can sometimes get abusive, forgetful enough to soil the whole house with their faeces or urine. Reduce caregiving stress. Kerala is taking the first step towards making dementia care a public health and social welfare priority by establishing a sustainable community-level care model for dementia patients. The others with them should not take early symptoms lightly. Materials and Methods: A case control study involving 51 clinically diagnosed dementia patients from four ARDSI Centers in Kerala were considered as cases and 102 age and gender matched controls were selected … One is the aging population percentage and the other is keeping the population growth under control. The number of elderly people in Kerala increased from 0.9 million (5.3%) in 1961 to 2.5 million (8.3%) in 1991 and 3 million (9.5%) in 2001. Prevalence of dementia in an urban population in Kerala, India. The stranger he was living with – the unfortunate wife  – was stealing his money, he thought, and tried to beat her with objects he found handy. Br J Psychiatry. The effectiveness of a home care program for supporting caregivers of persons with dementia in developing countries: a randomized controlled trial from Goa, India. In India, more than 4 million people have some form of dementia. This is the first one of this kind in India where round the clock care is providing to the people with dementia. RESULTS:Sixty-six cases of dementia were identified from 2067 persons aged 60 and above, a prevalence rate of 31.9 per thousand. national figure of 8%, in Kerala, people above the age of 60 constitute 12.6% of the population.4This … When talking with your loved one, maintain eye contact. Compared to other Indian states, Kerala has one of the highest proportions of elderly in the country. www.ardsi.org. World Population Ageing. Anu* woke up in that dark hospital room and found her father searching for something on the floor. An Epidemiological Study of Dementia in a Rural Community in Kerala, India - Volume 168 Issue 6 - S. Shaji, K. Promodu, Tony Abraham, K. Jacob Roy, Abraham Verghese dementia in Kerala (10/66 Dementia Research Group, 2004: 455). with dementia. Of course, Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, constituting 50% to 75% of late-life dementia cases. Dementia is emerging as an important health problem in Kerala, the southernmost state of India. More elderly means more people with dementia Kerala’s dementia numbers are high, being the state with the highest percentage of the elderly. The first Dementia care centre which provide Round the clock care started its functioning on 27th August 2005 by Alzheimers and Related Disorders Society of India(ARDSI), the national Alzheimer's association in India. People with dementia in Kerala are disadvantaged, as the process of modernization is breaking down traditional forms of care ahead of any significant service provision to replace them. “Dementia would affect the faculties of memory, intelligence and personality. A woman in Ernakulam writes about her mother-in-law who, due to the disease, believed the daughter-in-law was trying to steal her property. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Alzheimer’s is as much a care issue as it is a treatment issue, observes Dr Manoj. Get help and support for home care: facilities in India, online resources, downloads. Two epidemio-logical studies of dementia conducted in residents aged 60 years and over, one in The patients themselves notice the changes that come to them in the early stages. “He took up the cause at a time when Kerala was not bothered about the miseries of caregivers of dementia and people suffering from dementia. Dementia is a major cause of disability and dependency in old age. NATIONAL DEMENTIA HELPLINE: 0484-277-5088 (Mon-Sat 10 AM-4 PM). Shaji S(1), Promodu K, Abraham T, Roy KJ, Verghese A. A year later, Rajan could not recognise the house he'd lived in for seven decades and insisted that they – his wife and children whom he could not identify any longer – take him home. E-mail: ndh@ardsi.org You can get information on dementia and care here, as well as information on dementia resources in India. Br J Psychiatry 2005; 186:136-40. Dias A, Dewey ME, D'Souza J, Dhume R, Motghare DD, Shaji KS et al. “People with co-morbidities cannot go to a hospital at a time when reverse quarantine is recommended for the elderly. “When you follow a healthy lifestyle, with regular exercise of at least 40 minutes a day, control calories and insulate yourself from unnecessary stress, you can possibly delay the onset of the disease. It is a disease of the older adults. Also, see below:Kerala cities related dementia news Kottayyam ARDSI chapter ARDSI – Kottayam Chapter Thunathil House, Malam P.O., Manarkadu Kottayam, KERALA Mobile: +91-944 730 6586 E-mail: ardsiktm@yahoo.co.in Living well with dementia: A National Dementia Strategy. “There is now better awareness and a good number of people approach a doctor, asking if they have dementia when perhaps they might be going through depression since the latter can also make you forgetful at times,” says Dr Roy Kallivayalil, professor of psychiatry at the Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Sciences in Thiruvalla. Since 1999 +919823435045. Number of times cited according to CrossRef: 7 Ying Hsin Hsu, Ming Yueh Chou, Hsiu-Min Chen, Wei-Cheng Cheng, Che Sheng Chu, Yu-Chun Wang, Chiao-Lin Hsu, Chih-Kuang Liang, Ching-Chih Lee, Yu Te Lin, The Trend of Aggressive Treatments in End-of-Life Care for Older People With Dementia After a Policy Change in Taiwan, Journal of the American Medical … ISO 9001 - 2015 Certified Compassionate Care, Qualitative Service, Constant Support. Such simple tasks as going to the bank or paying a bill can prove difficult. Compared to other Indian states, Kerala has one of the highest proportions of elderly in the country. This means that newborns figuring in the younger section of the population would be lesser. More than anything, they need regular breaks or just the burnout could be too much to bear,” Dr Roy recommends. Kerala State Initiative on Dementia (KSID) - “Sm-ruthipadham” Coordinated by: Government of Kerala, Social Justice Department (SJD) and the Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI) Date: 25th September 2014 onwards Speak slowly in simple sentences, and don't rush the response. Weekly once Memory Clinic runs on every Wednesday and is an integrated one including Neurology, Psychiatry, Psychology & Family Medicine. Br J Psychiatry. He was one of the editors of the ARDSI report on dementia in India 2020. Rajan, Anu’s father, was showing early signs of dementia. Support our journalism by becoming a TNM Member - Click here. restores Aβ (25–35)-induced memory deficit in mice and recovers the decline of axons, dendrites, and synapses in the cerebral cortex and hippocampus. The duty doctor said it could be temporary, but it needn’t be so. 1996 Jun;168(6):745-9. Dementia in Kerala, South India: prevalence and influence of age, education and gender Voluntary agencies can play a close collaborative role in this model of care, and organizations like Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India (ARDSI) are well positioned to do it, considering their experience and knowledge.Â. Increasing age increased dementia and AD. Caregivers at time tend to misinterpret the behaviour of the dementia patients as deliberate (Shaji et … At least 16% of the population in Kerala is above the age of 60. Mathuranath PS, Cherian PJ, Mathew R, Kumar S, George A, Alexander A, et al. Kerala’s dementia numbers are high, being the state with the highest percentage of the elderly. On adjusting for age (against US 2000 population) the prevalence rates of dementia (and AD) were higher 6.44 (and 3.56). Professionals have to be trained and made confident in understanding and skilled in addressing the problems associated with dementia. Added to that, the COVID-19 pandemic has struck. Compared to other Indian states, Kerala has one of the highest proportions of elderly in the country. Also read: Does only depression lead to suicide? 9. Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College, Kozhikode. On September 21, World Alzheimer’s Day, Dr Roy put out a short video on Twitter, to give tips on how to help people with dementia. Vascular dementia, also called multi-infarct dementia, is one common kind of dementia in the elderly. An epidemiological study of dementia in a rural community in Kerala, India. The two are, however, closely related. Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala is estimated to have over two lakh dementia patients by 2021, said a report on the eve of World Alzheimer's Day, which is observed each year on September 21. Odds for dementia and AD were high with higher age, low education and in females. A dementia patient is incompetent to save time to do her duties. Shaji KS, Jotheeswaran AT, Girish N, Bharath S, Dias A, Pattabiraman M, Varghese M, editors. Dementia is a clinical syndrome characterised by acquired loss of cognitive and emotional abilities that interfere with activities of daily living. United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. Mental Health Psychosocial Rehabilitation, De-Addiction Unit, Dementia Care Rehabilitation, Vocational Training in India - Pune, Goa, Kerala, Nepal Provided by Chaitanya Institute of Mental Health since 1999 Estimated number of people with dementia among elderly in 2020-21 / Courtesy - ARDSI. This article draws on available literature and empirical data to discuss the experiences of people with dementia in Kerala, India. Alzheimer's disease was the most common type (54%) followed by vascular dementia (39%), and 7% of cases were due to causes such as infection, tumour and trauma. DEMENTIA FRIENDLY KERALA — THE WAY FORWARD. Founder, Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India; Chairman, Alzheimer’s Disease International, United Kingdom. Recent development of services in Kerala 1 (2015): January - June 2015, http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/elederly-polpulation-in-kerala/1/157762.html, http://kjponline.com/index.php/kjp/article/view/4/pdf_1, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. An infarct is a localized area of brain tissue that dies due to a lack of oxygen. Depression and anxiety are also common, occurring in more than a third of people with PD. Other symptoms include sensory, sleep and ... with Ayurveda, Yoga and Physiotherapy, Sanjeevanam provides the best ayurvedic treatment for Parkinson disease in Kerala. Kerala is taking the first step towards making dementia care a public health and social welfare priority by establishing a sustainable … Rajan’s story is only one of the 5.3 million such in the country. Kerala’s dementia numbers are high, being the state with the highest percentage of the elderly. Integrated Dementia Care Services with a weekly once Memory Clinic and Residential Care Home now open at Believers Church Medical College Hospital, Thiruvalla. Stories of caregivers are often heartbreaking, but not always given the attention they deserve. The voters list and area map were taken from the administrative office and served as the A man in Bengaluru writes of getting all his property documents in order since he may not be able to do it another day. He would always sneak out of the house and the family would worry. The loss of memory, deficiency of energy, disturbance in the sleeping cycle, depression and other such interconnected situations of dementia are a route to difficulties in the management of time. Kerala, however, also has a unique problem to deal with. First Dementia Care Centre in India, Kerala. Globally, two in three people think that dementia is caused by normal ageing and 95 per cent of the general public think that they can develop dementia at some point in their lives. The disease occurs predominantly in older people and Kerala has a bigger percentage of the elderly population compared to the rest of India. It was the middle of the night and Anu asked her father why he wasn’t asleep. Honorary Consultant, Research and Development Centre, Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India, Cochin. Back in the village, he gradually started showing signs of restlessness. “There was a huge young population at a time people rarely made it beyond their 50s or 60s. The Kerala initiative is considered a model for other states, but not much has moved after the new CPI(M) government came to power in 2016, says Latha Joseph, National Dementia Trainer at ARDSI. Br J Psychiatry 2005;186:136-40. Someone was in the room, he whispered, still looking anxiously around him where his family of four slept. Kumar CTS, Kuriakose JR. End-of-life care issues in advanced dementia. Caregivers might try the following suggestions: Enhance communication. Department of Health, United Kingdom; 2009. A person with dementia may never come forward and say that something is wrong with them. Say if I were to develop dementia at the age of 80, I would push it to age 90 with all these measures and by the time dementia strikes, I’d be no more. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. The people who look after them – mostly the closest member of the family such as a spouse or child – need support. Contact ARDSI Comprehensive Dementia Care Centre,Cochin on Messenger. The catchment area included four urban and semi-urban regions of Trivandrum city in Kerala, India, was selected to … Building up cognitive resources with creative or intellectual activities such as reading or writing also helps.”. Objective: To identify the risk factors of dementia among the residents of ARDSI (Alzheimer’s and related Disorders Society of India) Centers in Kerala. Rajan, unable to recognise his wife of five decades anymore, hits her thinking she is an enemy who is trying to torture him. It is a question of who can provide that kind of 24-hour care. Coordinator, Research and Development Centre, Alzheimer’s and Related Disorders Society of India, Cochin. There is a need to develop specialized dementia care services that can be implemented using the existing infrastructure. 1996 Jun;168(6):745-9. NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance 217. Managing health problems becomes an issue. This and 4 other myths busted. Bad time management habits are one of the signs of dementia in women. There will be co-morbidities, which is a bigger problem for people with dementia,” says Dr KS Shaji, Professor of Psychiatry, Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur. Dr Shaji points out that dementia causes loss of executive functions like planning and organising your daily activities. Br J Psychiatry 1996; 168(6):745-9. Learn how to talk to persons with dementia,how to help them, and to handle their changed behavior. More elderly means more people with dementia, Dr Jacob, Kerala doctor who dedicated his life to Alzheimer's in India, dies, Does only depression lead to suicide? 2010 Mar; 25(3 But in the latter stages, it’s recommended that the patients remain home with families. He suggested sensory stimulation – various therapies such as music, aroma and bright light  – behavioural management, encouraging social contact and person centred care. Chandra V, Ganguli M, Pandav R, Johnston J, Belle S, DeKosky ST. Dementia is an important cause of morbidity in the geriatric population in this ... Kerala, India. NMT is a professionally managed not-for-profit organization working for the well-being of the elderly and persons with Dementia and Alzheimer's since 1998. At least 16% of the population in Kerala is above the age of 60. Doctors for Lewy Body Dementia in Gateway of Kerala, Coimbatore - Book Doctor Appointment, Consult Online, View Doctor Fees, User Reviews, Address and Phone Numbers of Doctors for Lewy Body Dementia | Lybrate “The burden of the care often falls on whoever’s living with them – and this could sometimes be an elderly spouse, who themselves would have other health issues,” Dr Manoj says. Anu lives away with her marital family, so it is her aged mother who looks after his every need. Kerala Journal of Psychiatry 2015; 28 (1) Available from http://kjponline.com/index.php/kjp/article/view/4/pdf_1. Dr Jacob wrote his own story in the report, as did several others who have either become victims of the disease or else have given care to people with dementia. Dementia in Kerala, South India: prevalence and influence of age, education and gender. An epidemiological study of dementia in a rural community in Kerala, India. One third of the time, MCI leads to dementia in due course. A government-run care home in Edavanakkad grama panchayat in Vypin here is turning a new leaf in the lives of people with dementia. Prevalence of dementia was 33. Dementia is an overall term for diseases and conditions characterized by a decline in memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking skills … Low‐education is associated with Dementia’s various symptoms include loss of memory, thinking skills, problems with language, changes in the mood, deterioration in behaviour and an individual’s ability to perform everyday activities. Today, Sept 21 is #World #Alzheimers #Day.The theme this year is “let’s talk about #Dementia “.The commonest form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, 50 to 60%.How can we contribute to the management of people with dementia?#Health #Mentalhealth #publichealth #Psychiatry pic.twitter.com/3tNgjMsSNJ. Often the diagnosis comes late and then neither the patient nor their families are ready to accept it. Copyright (c) 2014 Kerala Journal of Psychiatry. That was the first sign. Kerala 21 April 2012. Since methods to prevent dementia have not yet been found, Dr Roy suggests ways in which you could delay the onset and thereby escape the worst of it. Late Dr Jacob founded ARDSI as a centre for community, mental health and dementia, realising that there was such a need. Plan the caregiving. Prevalence of dementia in an urban population in Kerala, India. But Rajan, like his late mother, developed dementia and the early signs got worse in later months. 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