ALZHEIMER'S TREATMENT IN INDIA

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Alzheimer's disease is progressive loss of memory. In this disease the brain cells get damaged and die and person starts forgetting things, events, conversations etc. Alzheimer's is a disease of old age and mostly people above the age of 60 years get affected by the disease. There is no definitive treatment of Alzheimer's and some medications can slow the progression of the disease. There are several reasons for dementia and Alzheimer's is one of the most common reason for dementia.

Damage to the brain cells can be prevented by adopting a good lifestyle. Regular exercise, staying fit, avoiding smoking, healthy diet, good sleep, meditation, dancing, singing, yoga etc are some of the activities which can help in keeping this dreaded disease at bay for a long time. Reading books and keeping abreast of the developments around you will also keep the brain cells active and prevent rapid damage. Good Sleep and destressing activities help repair the damaged brain cells and should be a part of your daily routine.

DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT

When the first signs of forgetfulness emerge, you must see a neurosurgeon or a neurophysician. A thorough physical examination followed by some blood tests, MRI Scan and PET Scan would be able to rule out any other causes for dementia and thus able to pinpoint Alzheimer's.

Though there is no definitive treatment for Alzheimer's disease, some medications can help in slowing the progression of the disease. Other supporting measures like creating conducive environment help a patient who is battling Alzheimer's. As the disease progresses the person will start losing physical functions like swallowing, balance, body and bladder control. In such situations protecting the patient from any physical harm due to such loss is of paramount importance. Keeping less furniture in the house, having handrails installed and most importantly keeping a full time attendant goes a long way in giving quality life to the patient. So if you intend to live long then start protecting your brain from damage by following a healthy lifestyle.

COST OF TREATMENT

Max Hospitals at New Delhi and Gurgaon have the most advanced cutting edge technology when it comes to treatment for Alzheimer's Disease. The hospital has the most advanced MRI and PET CT Scanners with Alzheimer's protocol. The technology deployed at Max Hospital in the field of Neurosciences makes us the premier centre in the world. India offers huge advantages in terms of cost of treatment, cost of hotels, food and travel.

The cost of Doctor Consult, MRI Scan, PET CT Scan and the blood tests would be in the range of USD 1000 - 1200. In Alzheimer's it is important to diagnose the disease at the earliest so that treatment can be started. When you come to India for treatment, you are going to get the best quality of doctors and the best healthcare infrastructure at the lowest cost. In India the other costs like air travel, hotels, food etc are also very low which makes it prudent to travel to India for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.

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