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THE EFFECT OF KALYANAK GHRITA AND VACHADI GHRITA NASYA IN DEMENTIA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SMRITIBHRANSHA-A SINGLE CASE STUDY

Dr. Ashvini Kalekar*, Dr. Hiramath Warungase and Dr. Ankush Gunjal

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Dementia is a chronic mental disorder, characterized by progressive, usually irreversible global cognitive deficit The memory impairment is the essential feature of this disease .the other cognitive function that can be affected in dementia include general intelligence, learning, language, problem solving, orientation, perception, attention and concentration, judgement and social abilities. the sign and symptoms along with pathogenesis of dementia can be understood in terms of Smriti nasha, Smritibransha. Dementia of Alzheimer‟s type (DAT) is most common form of dementia among middle age and older adults which account for 60-80 percent of dementia cases. In Ayurveda, disease involving mental faculties has been broadly classified into two through, those affecting intellectual capacities (buddhinasa) and those affecting consciousness (sanja nasa) under the headings of unmad and apasmar. unmad is characterized by vibhramsa of mana, budhi sanja (consciousness), smriti, bhakti (desire), sheela (manner), chesta (behavior) and achara (conduct). as pathogenesis of dementia involves neurodegeration; the role of rasayan therapy, panchakarma and the medicinal formulations including rasayan drugs attain greater significance in its management. A 65 year female patient, housewife by profession came to ayurveda hospital OPD; history of repitativenes, forgetting things in daily activities, confusion since 2 years.continued 3 months of Vachadi ghrita nasya in the form of pratimarsha nasya was administered along with oral kalyanak ghrita and observation was done.

Keywords: Dementia, Smritibhransha, Kalyanak Ghrita, vachadi Ghita nasya.


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