Loss of Cognitive functioning like remembering , thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language and reasoning to such an extent that it tempers with daily activities and life of a person. It also effects relationship, behavior and feelings of person.
Dementia is not a single disease but results from a variety of diseases and injuries that primarily or secondarily affect the brain like Alzheimer’s disease.
The disease is incorrectly referred to as ‘senility or ‘senile dementia’ .
It have physical, social, economical and psychological affect not only on person suffering but also on family and society.
WHAT CAUSES DEMENTIA ?
Damage to the brain cell causes dementia in a person. It effects the nerve cells of brain that hampers the ability of brain to communicate with its various areas.
Dementia can also result from blockage of the blood flow to brain, depriving brain from oxygen and nutrients leads to brain tissue death. Some dementia are irreversible and continues to worsen with time.
Some medical conditions like depression, alcohol abuse, vitamin deficiency etc that affects brain can also leads to formation of dementia. Thinking and memory problems caused by above conditions are reversible with proper treatment.
SIGN AND SYMPTOMS OF DEMENTIA :
The symptoms of dementia are divides into 3 stages :
EARLY STAGE: Common symptoms includes:
- Lose of track of time
- Getting lost in familiar places
MIDDLE STAGE: The symptoms become more clear in this stage:
- Increased difficult in communication
- Forgetting latter information or events
- Help needed in personal care
- Experience confusion while at home
- Repeating questions
- Change in behavior
LATE STGE: Stage of near total dependence and inactivity.
- Difficulty in walking
- Increased dependence on others for personal care
- Becoming oblivious of time and place
- Difficulty in recognizing friends and relatives
- Change in behavior escalate and include aggression.
- History taking
- Blood test to determine infection , vitamin deficiency , under active thyroid etc.
- Neurocognitive testing
- Psychiatric evaluation
AYURVEDIC APPROACH :
According to ayurveda dementia developed due to imbalance in three doshas vata, pitta and kapha due to nidana sevana. Mainly aggravation of prana vata have a considerable role in dementia.
HERBS USEFUL IN DEMENTIA:
- Turmeric- Due to its antioxidant properties
- Ashwagandha – Enhance brain function and improve memory.
- Vacha – Stimulates the brain cells
- Brahmi – Enhance brain memory
- Lashuna – Rejuvenating benefits
CHANDIGARH AYURVEDIC CENTER MEDICATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF DEMENTIA
1. Brodley Syrup:
This syrup maintains the overall activity of the brain. As the herbs used for the preparation of this syrup are Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri), Shankhpushpi (Convolvulus pluricaulis), Dhania (Coriandrum sativum), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Saunf (Foeniculum vulgare), etc. These all acts as a mind relaxant. The use of this syrup provides good results to the dementia patient. This syrup has the best memory boosting power and helps in increasing the blood flow to the brain. It is used as an antioxidant that increases retention power
Recommended Dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.
2. Mann Mitra tablet:
Mann Mitra tablet is herbal and purely ayurvedic medicine. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment for psychiatric conditions and help to balance all the three doshas of body i.e vata, pitta, kapha. CAC Mann Mitra tablet improves intelligence and speech problems. It is helpful for making the nervous system strong and nerves as well. It contains various herbs like Bala, Vacha, Shankhpushpi, Nagkeshar etc that help you fight insomnia, anxiety, and stress.
Recommended Dosage : Take 1 tablet twice daily.
3. Calm Sleep tablet:
CAC calm sleep tablet is an amazing combination of natural herbs like bhang, Brahmi, Tagar, jatamansi. It helps to relieve stressful conditions. They help to pacify the nervous system and also helps to calm minds and make your body relax and light.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.
4. Rasayan Vati:
Rasayan vati is herbo-mineral Ayurvedic formulation which contains various herbs such as Aswagandha, Shilajeet, Amla, Musali, Shatavar, Brahmi, Abhrak Bhasam, Mukta pisti, Praval pisti, , Kaunch Beej, Saunth, Mirch, Brahmi, etc. These ingredients show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, immune-modulator properties. These tablets provides good results in General debility, Psychological disorders, and improves immunity.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.
5. Detox Premium Powder:
This formulation act at the level of the nervous system and facilitate proper conduction of signal impulse from the nerves to the muscles. The powder contains – Moti pishti, Parwal pishti, Shukta pishti, Giloy satva, Kamdudha ras, Jahar mohra, Akik pishti, Gandhak rasayan, etc. These ingredients balance all the Tridosha (Vata, Pitta, Kapha). It provides relief in psychosis, helps in mental weakness like short temper, decreased the ability to think, improves the memory power, and reduces the calcium level that hampers the brain functions.
Recommended Dosage : Take 1 sachet twice a day with normal water.