Health topics


Elsie and Jody in a LaughterYoga session, USA Cathy Greenblat

Dementia is a syndrome – usually of a chronic or progressive nature – in which there is deterioration in cognitive function (i.e. the ability to process thought) beyond what might be expected from normal ageing. It affects memory, thinking, orientation, comprehension, calculation, learning capacity, language, and judgement. Consciousness is not affected.

First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia