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Dementia

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 

Source: TH

Context: The Dementia India Alliance (DIA) has launched a national dementia support line and an online memory screening clinic called DemClinic.

  • These services are designed to provide information, support, and guidance related to dementia, promote timely diagnosis, and offer memory screening services.
  • These initiatives aim to raise awareness, reduce stigma, and provide support for people affected by dementia in India.

 

Dementia is a general term for a group of symptoms that affect memory, thinking, and social abilities. Dementia is not a specific disease, but rather a result of various diseases and injuries that affect the brainAlzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia and may contribute to 60–70% of cases