Dementia can be confused for general forgetfulness by many. Therefore, it is important to know the other differences that distinguish dementia from forgetfulness. Other symptoms such as absentmindedness, disorientation and change in personality are also prevalent when a person is diagnosed with dementia.
In this MHT India podcast by Ms. Divakshi Sharma talks about the difference between forgetfulness and the diagnosis of dementia. Forgetfulness has been explained in terms of the cognitive changes and how it is occasionally a part of our life whereas dementia has been seen from the DSM-V perspective.
Ms. Divakshi Sharma, who is an expert in geriatric mental health shares important differences between dementia and forgetfulness. Further into the podcast, you can also know about the various resources that can prevent and minimise the severity of the illness.
If you are loved one is also suffering from dementia, tune into this podcast by Ms. Divakshi Sharma as she shares some tips on how caregivers can support and take care of the dear ones who have been diagnosed with Dementia.
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About Ms. Divakshi Sharma
Ms. Divakshi Sharma is a clinical psychologist specializing in Dementia care. She has an MPhil in Clinical Psychology and is based out of Gurugram. She has also completed specialized training in Dementia from University of Tasmania, Australia. Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Psychosis, Schizophrenia are some of the other areas that she is an expert at.
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About MHT Podcast | Psychiatry & Mental Health
Mental Health as an umbrella term is incomplete without talking about the clinical aspect of things. There are a number of disorders that have been identified and accepted in the field of Psychiatry and unfortunately, the awareness of the same is lacking in multiple ways.
Psychiatry and Mental Health Podcast series aims to generate awareness about just that.
Under this series, MHT India will be associating with psychiatrists and clinical psychologists so that they can share their knowledge from the field and psychoeducate our listeners about the different mental illnesses that have been tormenting humankind for centuries.
If you are a mental health expert and wish to be a part of this initiative, kindly associate with MHT and take a step towards spreading awareness amongst the community.
MHT Podcast is an online audio based platform, by MHT India, devoted to sharing information and awareness on mental health-related issues. MHT Podcast has a variety of series such as MHT Podcast | Therapy for Thoughts, MHT Podcast | Autism Support, MHT Podcast | Survivor Series, MHT Podcast | Bibliotherapy, MHT Podcast | Media Reviews, MHT Podcast | Psychology 101 and more. These different series reflects a new and more diverse perspective of mental health in our society and also at an individual level.
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