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GERIATRIC DISORDERS

(1) DEMENTIA WITH BEHAVIOURAL PROBLEMS

Dementia is a disease of the brain, usually of a chronic or progressive nature in which there is disturbance of brain functions.
Impairments in attention, executive function, learning & memory, language, thinking, reasoning capacity, perceptual-motor abilities and social cognition is evident in elderly people. 
Impairments of cognitive function are accompanied by disturbances in emotional control, social behaviour, or motivation.
It produces a decline in intellectual functioning, interference with personal activities of daily living such as washing, dressing, eating, personal hygiene, excretory and toilet activities. 
People suffering from dementia may show symptoms of depression, anxiety, agitation, disinhibition, aggression and sleep.