Daily Archives: 24/08/2017

Padmavati

S. I. PadmavatiDr. Sivaramakrishna Iyer Padmavati commonly known as S. I. Padmavati or S. Padmavati (born June 20, 1917) is an eminent Indian cardiologist. She is director of the National Heart Institute, Delhi and the founder president of the All India Heart Foundation. The institute collaborates with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in training students […]

Yoga

Conn HastingsScience Writer and Editor Scientists in Brazil have imaged elderly female yoga practitioners’ brains and found they have greater cortical thickness in the left prefrontal cortex, in brain areas associated with cognitive functions like attention and memory. The results suggest that yoga could be a way to protect against cognitive decline in old age.As […]

Frontotemporal Dementia: A Brain Disease That Challenges Definitions of Mental Illness

August 22, 2017 | Dementia, Geriatric Psychiatry, NeuropsychiatryBy Barbara Schildkrout, TABLE. Diagnostic approaches to bvFTD for psychiatristsEvery practicing psychiatrist has seen a patient whose presentation resembles Chad’s. Chad consulted me almost 2 decades ago, but I remember him well. It was a few months before his 60th birthday. He was “facing mortality” and thought he […]

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