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Dementia is a progressive neurological condition that affects cognitive function, memory, and daily functioning. It results from damage to the brain cells,often caused by protein build-up or reduced blood flow. It encompasses conditions like Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia.

Common symptoms include memory loss, disorientation, language difficulties, impaired judgment, and personality changes. Patients may struggle with daily tasks, experience mood swings, and exhibit erratic behavior. As the condition advances, these symptoms worsen, making it challenging for individuals to live independently. Dementia's progression varies, and there is no cure, though some treatments can alleviate symptoms temporarily.

Treatment for dementia typically involves medication to manage symptoms, cognitive and behavioral therapies, and support for both the affected individual and their caregivers. Creating a safe and supportive environment, along with lifestyle adjustments, plays a vital role in enhancing the patient's quality of life as the disease progresses.

It is a disorder that needs immediate attention and treatment. At Cadabams, you'll find a team of devoted specialists with extensive expertise and years of expertise dealing with Dementia cases and assisting patients improve their quality of life.


What is Dementia? / Dementia symptoms / Types of Dementia / Dementia Causes / How can Dementia be treated?


Meet Our Team Of Therapists

Dr. R. Priya Raghavan - Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Priya Raghavan

Consultant Psychiatrist
Dr. B.R. Madhukar - Geriatric Psychiatrist

Dr Madhukar BR

Medical Director & Consultant Psychiatrist
Shabdita Ritu Sarmah - Best Consultant Psychologist

Ritu Sarmah Shabdita

Consultant Clinical Psychologist


Dementia Treatment: All You Need To Know


Living with Dementia: Client Stories

Why Cadabams?
What makes us different?


In the Rehabilitation, Reintegration & Recovery space


Patients reintegrated back to society every year

Through our 8 specialty centers offering top-notch treatments across the nation, we have been helping thousands of people improve the quality of their lives.

With over 28 years of expertise and knowledge, we promise to provide our clients the solution that suits them the best. Whether the case involves minor memory loss or more severe problems, our experts know how to handle it in a way that it’s in the best interest of the client and their family.

800+ Treatment Capacity

India's Largest Psychiatric Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre

Treatment Modalities

Used to create personalized treatment plans that meet the needs of you of your loved one

400+ Professionals

to support you through your recovery journey

Our state-of-the-art infrastructure, experienced professionals, and strong support system will ensure you receive world class mental health care for all kinds of mental health concerns.

At Cadabam's, we've always got your back.


Our Infrastructure, Care Facilities and Strong Community Support Ensure Better Patient Outcomes

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What Our Clients Have To Say

I have been consulting the doctors at Cadabam’s for over 6 months now for my father who has dementia. The doctors and staff at the hospital are very polite and kind and have provided excellent support and care right from day one. They not only explain the treatment plan thoroughly but also take out the time to make sure we understand complications and side effects that could come along the way. If you or your loved one is dealing with any mental health issues, I highly recommend Cadabam’s.

I’m very happy with the doctors, medical staff, and facilities at Cadabam’s hospital. Apart from being highly skilled in the field, the doctors and other medical staff are also very patient and supportive. Right from diagnosing the issue to prescribing medicines and creating the perfect treatment plan, they are with you every step of the way. I am glad I reached out to the team at Cadabam’s for counseling sessions.

I have observed great improvements in my son who has autism. The treatment plan created by the doctors has helped reduce the symptoms and he now is slowly learning new skills that assist him in his day-to-day activities. I cannot thank the team at Cadabam’s enough for giving my son the opportunity to have a happy and healthy childhood.

Excellent doctors, excellent team of medical staff, excellent facilities. From the people to the facilities and infrastructure, Cadabam’s has everything you need to address and improve your mental health illnesses.

I’m extremely grateful to the doctors and the entire team at Cadabams for creating an action plan to help me with my anxiety. I was finding it very difficult to maintain a social life and even focus on my career because of my severe anxiety. But now that I have been meeting with the team for over a year, I can proudly say that I have gotten much better at understanding and dealing with my anxiety. Thank you Cadabam’s!

My wife and I were not able to maintain a healthy relationship due to a lot of personal issues. Just when we thought our marriage would be over, we decided to seek couple’s counseling at Cadabam’s. The team of therapists and psychologists helped us build back our relationship and taught us how to communicate better and reduce conflicts in our day to day life.

I used to run around to consult different professionals for cmy son’s treatment. At Cadabam’s, it was so much more convenient. From psychiatrists to rehabilitation, they had it all. I am really happy with how they have helped my son and I can see immense changes in him.

What really struck me was how polite and understanding the professionals were. We availed home care services from Cadabams and the professional was so understanding. They took their time, spoke to all the members, and gave us an in-depth understanding of the illness. We have now started coming in for regular sessions. It’s worth it!

It was the first time we had faced something like this. Our daughter was going through immense strain and wasn’t responding to anything we said. That was when we contacted Cadabams, and we were surprised by how prompt they were with treatment. They treated our situation as an emergency and took immense care of our daughter.

What is Dementia?

Dementia is not a specific disease, instead, it is an overall term describing a wide range of symptoms associated with a decrease in thinking skills and memory severe enough to decline a person’s ability in performing day to day activities.

According to the research studies, About 10 percent of the world’s population aged between 65 and 74 years and one-fourth people aged above 85 have some or other form of dementia. It is estimated that the number of people being diagnosed with such a debilitating is increasing.

Hence, gaining an in-depth knowledge about the illness, such as what signs to look for, dementia causes, types and information about dementia treatment can help in early interventions.

Dementia symptoms

Dementia can point up to specific symptoms that include-

  • Recent memory loss (usually short-term initially)- one of the sign can include asking the same question repeatedly
  • Difficulty performing familiar tasks – for example, cooking a meal or making a drink
  • Language and communication problems- a difficulty with language; using wrong words or forgetting simple words/ difficulty in finding the right words
  • Disorientation – getting lost on an earlier familiar street
  • Problems with general thinking – for instance, dealing with money.
  • Misplacing things – misremembering the location of everyday items such as keys, or wallets, for example
  • Mood changes – Change in emotions and behaviors. Also unexplained sudden changes in outlook
  • Personality changes – irritable, fearful, suspicious
  • Loss of energy – showing less interest in beginning something or going somewhere.
  • Poor judgment and reasoning skills
  • Inability to pay attention or focus on tasks
  • A decline in visual perception.

Managing tasks- such as carrying or planning out various steps to complete a task- may become difficult, and orientation of day, time, date or location may decline. The illness is typically progressive that can lead to a decline in the functioning of the person over time. While dementia symptoms can vary greatly, the condition can be significantly be based on what is causing dementia.

Types of Dementia

There are different types of dementia that include Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal degeneration, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, vascular disease, and Parkinson’s dementia. Each of them shows up different symptoms and behaviors. A brief explanation about each of them are given below-

To know in more detail about the types of dementia click here.

Dementia Causes

There is no one cause of dementia. The condition may result from degeneration of brain cells/ neurons or due to the disturbances in the body that affect how these cells function. Neurodegenerative means that cells gradually stop to function thus resulting in dysfunction.

Also other there are other conditions such as structural brain disorders, metabolic disorders, such as vitamin B-12 deficiency, and also liver and kidney diseases can cause the condition.

How can Dementia be treated?

Dementia is preventable and it will be reassuring to know that there are treatments available to improve the memory and brain functions. Dementia treatment includes:


There are drugs available for improving brain functioning. A combination of medication such as antipsychotics medications, antidepressants, anti-anxiety medications can help in the improvement of behavioral and cognitive symptoms. Antipsychotic medication for dementia treatment can be effective in overcoming persistent feelings of aggression. Anti-anxiety medication help reduce feelings of agitation and restlessness. Likewise, antidepressant medication eases the symptoms of depression in someone with dementia.


Particularly, behavioral approaches and therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy can help in reducing the severity of problematic and uncertain behaviors in people with dementia, such as aggression. It even recognizes the triggering elements of this behavior and helping with devising an intervention and coping strategy that can be effective in managing them.

Support groups:

These are a popular form of assistance and guidance for family members who are also serving as the primary caretaker of a loved one with dementia. They allow members to share their experiences, and even more importantly, provide a break to socialize themselves with others in similar circumstances.

Occupational therapy:

It teaches all the coping behaviors. The purpose is to prevent events, such as falls; manage behavior; and prepare your loved one for dementia progression.

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