WCNR 2018: Experts discuss challenges in treating Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson's disease affects roughly around one lakh people in India. Health experts say that due to poor awareness among general population, this common neurodegenerative disorder goes undetected in many. This was one prime reason why Parkinson's disease remained an important topic in a public forum at the 10th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation

WCNR 2018: Experts discuss challenges in treating Parkinson’s diseaseAt the WCNR 2018 conference, Dr Charulata Sankhla, consultant neurophysician at PD Hinduja Hospital gave a talk on the challenges in Parkinson’s disease treatment. The session witnessed a huge participation by patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers, it was anchored by the NGO Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Society (PDMDS) “Motor symptoms in […]

 WCNR 2018: ‘Affordability, awareness and access can help people with cerebral palsy’

While speaking on the last day of the 10th World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR), Dr Taral Nagda, a paediatric orthopaedic rehabilitation specialist said affordability, awareness and access – are the three things on which we need to work on in order to deal efficiently with patients suffering from Cerebral Palsy (CP)

 WCNR 2018: ‘Affordability, awareness and access can help people with cerebral palsy’  “The number of patients suffering from cerebral palsy is high in India. Cerebral palsy should be managed efficient at different levels. We need to have more institutional deliveries for preventing it at primary level. Also, cerebral palsy leads to developing of spasticity which should be handled with different therapies. Early diagnosis and to start […]

WCNR 2018: ‘An holistic approach is important in treating epilepsy’

At the Public Forum on epilepsy conducted on the last day of WCNR 2018, Dr Pravina Shah, Ex HOD, department of Neurology, KEM Hospital, Mumbai and President of Samman Association said, an holistic approach towards the care of the epilepsy patients and their family is important

WCNR 2018: ‘An holistic approach is important in treating epilepsy’Epilepsy is a neurological disorder. Primary symptoms commonly include seizures. Seizures have a range of severity depending on the individual. Dr Pravina Shah, Ex HOD, department of Neurology, KEM Hospital, Mumbai and President of Samman Association said, “The public forum on epilepsy was an amazing session. Listening from the heart of the patients is wonderful […]

WCNR 2018: ‘India needs to gear up for treating adults with cerebral palsy’

Speaking on the fourth day of the 10th World Congress, Dr Ashok Johari, a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon said that India needs to prepare itself for treating children affected with cerebral palsy (CP) who are entering adulthood. As they  advance in age, they become prone to more disorders

WCNR 2018: ‘India needs to gear up for treating adults with cerebral palsy’“Kids who suffer from cerebral palsy are treated by paediatricians or orthopaedic surgeons. When they enter into their adulthood the doctors who treat adults are not trained to handle these patients. It is this transition phase that our country needs to prepare for. As the child becomes elder there is no one who can take […]

WCNR 2018: Role of caregivers and dementia awareness discussed at a public form

On the last day of the WCNR 2018 conference, a special public forum was held regarding dementia which involved its patients, their caregivers, NGOs and doctors who discuss the disease and its problems at length. It is estimated that 4.5 million of elderly population in India are suffer from dementia and many cases go unreported

WCNR 2018: Role of caregivers and dementia awareness discussed at a public formShilpa Bakshi Chandawarkar, who had a family member suffering from dementia, says that being a caregiver to a patient with dementia has changed her outlook towards life. She said no one better than her understands the stigma attached to the disease better. She was the primary caregiver to her mother-in-law who was detected with dementia. […]

‘NeuroRehabilitation is the need of the hour in the developing world’

The last day of the 10th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation (WCNR) hosted a very important session on how to make low cost rehabilitation possible in countries like India and Nigeria

‘NeuroRehabilitation is the need of the hour in the developing world’In developing countries, access to NeuroRehabilitation is not very feasible to many. Keeping this in mind, the WCNR held a session chaired by Professor Michael Barnes and Dr Volker Homberg. The session dealt with topics like overview of low cost rehabilitation in developing countries, virtual reality as a model of low cost rehabilitation, low cost […]

WCNR 2018: ‘Government should focus on NeuroRehabilitation of elderly patients’

Speaking at the 10th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation, Dr Padma Gunaratne, consultant neurologist from Sri Lanka briefed the delegates about the current scenario of NeuroRehabilitation in her country. 12 per cent of the population in Sri Lanka is above than age of 60 and lacks access to rehabilitation

WCNR 2018: ‘Government should focus on NeuroRehabilitation of elderly patients’  Dr Padma Gunaratne, President of Sri Lanka Association of Geriatric Medicine, said that government in developing countries should focus on neuro related rehabilitation of elderly people. She stated, “Post war we have had many trauma and neuro impaired patients for whom the country does not have enough facilities which can cater to these patients. […]

‘Government is not investing much when it comes to NeuroRehabilitation’

Dr Leonard S W Li, President of World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR), said the government should invest more to ensure that rehabilitation services are made available to all. He stated that the WFNR is training people across the globe with special focus on areas where rehabilitation care services are not penetrated

‘Government is not investing much when it comes to NeuroRehabilitation’“The WFNR is an academic multi-disciplinary institute which aims to spread academic knowledge in the field of NeuroRehabilitation. There are many neuro related disabilities, like Parkinson, dementia, stroke etc. We need a multi-disciplinary approach for treating them. In our association we have neurologists, physicians, psychiatrists, occupational therapists and therefore we work with this approach,”  Dr […]

WCNR 2018: ‘NeuroRehabilitation has evolved over the last 20 years’

NeuroRehabilitation is an important subject. Through WCNR 2018, people should be encouraged to learn good quality NeuroRehabilitation. Not just in India but across the world

WCNR 2018: ‘NeuroRehabilitation has evolved over the last 20 years’At WCNR 2018, Professor Michael Barnes, Founder President of WFNR conducted a workshop on Medicinal Cannabis. “Cannabis is unusual. It seems to be quite popular. People range it in new medical advances and might do for people with neurological conditions and spasticity.” Professor Barnes emphasised on the need for neurorehabilitation.  “NeuroRehabilitation is an important subject. […]

WCNR 2018: Dr Sanjeev Thomas shares key points related to epilepsy

The WFNR has a longstanding tradition of conducting scientific meetings of the highest quality with internationally renowned experts from the fields of both basic and clinical neurosciences and neurorehabilitation.  In an interview with Dr Sanjeev Thomas, President, Indian Academy of Neurology, Professor of Neurology, Head of RMN Centre for Epilepsy and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum, he highlighted some important points to be looked into

WCNR 2018: Dr Sanjeev Thomas shares key points related to epilepsyAdvances in basic neurosciences and clinical practice are changing the lives of many patients and helping them to reintegrate into society. At WCNR 2018, the interdisciplinary symposia represented the T.E.A.M spirit of ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’ to bring out the best practices in neurorehabilitation. One of the experts, spoke to My Medical Mantra about the […]
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