Alzheimer’s: A Psycho-Social Concern


  • Dr. Vandana Gaur
  • Dr. Anil Bhatt


Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common cause of dementia, is posing serious threat to public health and health care system in both developed and developing nation due to a rapid increase in the aging population. Alzheimer's slowly destroys an individual’s memory, judgment, cognition, learning, and eventually ability to function. Because it impacts a person's mood, thinking, and conduct as well as their entire personality and disposition, it poses a tremendous burden for both the disease's patients and their families. Moreover, along with the psychological factors of the disease, the social factors too cannot be ignored as it affects the patient’s social behavior and social interaction often resulting in social isolation. Hence the study aims to explore the relationship between psychosocial factors and risk for Alzheimer's disease and to identify specific psychosocial risk factors among the Indian population