Dementia is a progressive, incurable disease of the brain that causes progressive deterioration in thinking, memory and everyday abilities.
Dementia has been recognized as the cause of disability in 5% to 10% of the world population aged over 60 years. About 3.2 million people in India are affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
Alzheimer's disease and stroke are the two most common causes
of dementia in India.
ARDSI Hyderabad Deccan, based in Hyderabad, is a local chapter
of the national office of the Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Society of India - a national, secular, non-profit, voluntary organization dedicated to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and families.