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Dementia, one of the major medical illnesses at older age, where the patient’s
language, attention and memory are compromised. Based on the etiology
it can be reversible or irreversible; the onset could be sudden or gradual and
the effect could be short term or long term. Amnesia is one of the characteristic feature of dementia and could be anterograde or retrograde depending on
the forgotten events which are recently stored or from distant past.1 Dementia is
not a mere consequence of normal aging, rather an acquired impairment of
cognition leading to person’s inability to deal with activities in daily living compromising social activities..
I am Professor & Head of the Department of Physiology of a medical college
in Dehradun. A few years back, my second daughter was born and it was a difficult pregnancy experience since I had to undergo premature labour due to my
problem of ‘pregnancy induced hypertension’. While I was recovering from my
problem, I attended an evening outdoor party. Perhaps the cold evening was a
little too cold for my feeble body so later I had an attack of labyrinthitis induced
vertigo. The feeling was awful, my surroundings were whirling and I was badly
diplopic. Even a slight lift from my bed made me feel nauseating and I had constant bout of vomitings.