In association with the Basal Ganglia Group, Brains Hospital organised an event on April 7 to educate and empower patients of Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers.
Addressing the widely attended event, the founder and Chief Neurosurgeon of Brains Hospitals said that armed with far superior understanding of the disease medical science was closing in on a possible cure for Parkinson’s. However, “already, surgical techniques like Deep Brain Stimulation are helping patients achieve a much better quality of life than was possible before,” he said.
The event held at the Infantry Road premises of the Hospital commemorated the World Parkinson’s Day, which is observed globally on April 11 on the birthday of Dr. James Parkinson, who was the first to describe the disease in his ‘An Essay on the Shaking Palsy’ in 1817.
At the event, patients and caregivers of Parkinson’s were counselled by eminent experts—neurologists, neurosurgeons, physiotherapists and speech and occupational therapists—on the best ways of dealing with the disease.
The experts brought them up to speed with the latest research and breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatment and management of the disease. The free for participation event drew a large number of patients and care givers from all across the city.