Dementia

Chakra Location

Dosha Imbalance

Emotions that Block

Dementia

Basic description of the disease


Dementia is a broad term that describes a loss of thinking ability, memory, attention, logical reasoning, and other mental abilities.  It is a clinical neuro-degenerative syndrome characterized by impaired memory.

Many things can cause dementia. It happens when the parts of brain used for learning, memory, decision making, and language are damaged or diseased.

Types of Dementia : 

  • Alzheimer's disease

  • Vascular dementia

  • Dementia from Parkinson's disease and similar disorders

  • Dementia with Lewy bodies

  • Frontotemporal dementia (Pick's disease)

  • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia.

Risk Factors for Dementia include certain physical and lifestyle factors that can raise  dementia,  including:  Age, dementia in your family,  diabetes, down syndrome, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, depression, smoking, heavy alcohol use, poor diet, and lack of exercise, brain injury, strokes, infection of the brain (for example, meningitis and syphilis)



  • Modern medicine has not yet found a permanent cure for dementia. 

  • Ayurveda is based on a holistic view of treatment which promotes and supports equilibrium in different aspects of human life: the body, mind, and soul.

  • Term used for dementia in Ayurveda is Smritivibhransha , where Smriti – means  memory; vibhransha - destruction.

In Ayurveda  Dementia is due to imbalance of Vata dosha

Ayurveda advocates the importance of a balanced diet for healthy brain functioning. An active and stress-free lifestyle helps in maintaining a sharp memory even as you age. Diet include: vegetables, fruits, proteins, healthy fats, vitamins minerals, green leafy vegetables,  berries, virgin olive oil, dairy products.
External Ayurvedic therapy such as Shirodara, Abhyangam,Thalam, Siropichu,Sirovasthy,Dhoomapanam,Thala pothichil could be recommended by your Ayurvedic doctor, as well as other Ayurvedic detoxication therapies to reduce Vata Dosha dominance in the body.

Vedic science has many medicinal plants and formulations that are effective in slowing down brain aging and enhancing memory.

Ayurvedic medicines that are hailed for preventing and managing memory-related issues  has been scientifically proven to work effectively. Most popular Ayurvedic Medicines for Dementia - Smriti Sagar Ras, Brento Forte , Brahmi Gritha


Devastating thoughts and emotions


The desire not to look the truth in the eye, to forget the present or past events. The mind protects against emotional pain. Therefore, Dementia is very common in single people who have either lost loved ones or been abandoned.


TIPS


  • Turmeric -  is one of the best medicines for improving memory and concentration

  • Ashwagandha  - repairs and prevents brain cells from damage

  • Avoid – excess carbohydrate intake, 

  • Avoid white bread, white flour, white sugar, pasta, processed food, Cheese

  • Regular exercise and other physical activities play an important role 

  • Yoga and meditation is most helpful in disorders related to nervous system.






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