KEM Hospital, Pune hosts special event to mark World Parkinson’s Day

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Pune, 12th April 2024: KEM Hospital, Pune hosted a special event on to mark World Parkinson’s Day at The event was jointly organized by KEM Hospital Pune, ‘B K Parekh Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Society’ (BKP -PDMDS)’. and Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital. Patients, Doctors and caregivers participated in the program with theme ‘Person’s with Parkinson’s got talent- Celebrating Colours of India’.

Kavita Nimbalkar, Program Manager at Mumbai Support Group, Janine Garda, Neuropsychologist & Coordinator at KEM Hospital, Dr. Nikita Chhajed Physiotherapist and Coordinator of KEM and DMH Support Group , Dr Shraddha Kanade Asst. Physiotherapist & Coordinator at KEM Support Group, Dr Mayuri Ingle Asst. Physiotherapist and Coordinator at DMH Support Group, Volunteer Sampada Padhye, BKP-PDMDS Senior Psychologist Neha Rane were present at the occasion.

The program included dance- singing performances highlighting various festivals of different states along with exhibition of art and craft by Persons with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. This included warli painting , floral embroidery etc. Some patients shared their experiences. Guidance and speeches from Senior Caregivers, doctors and Physiotherapists helped raise awareness about Parkinson’s Disease.

Parkinson’s Disease Support Group Programs are conducted free of charge by BKP-PDMDS through several centers in India. It is a multifaceted program which mainly consists of occupational and speech therapy, physical exercise (physiotherapy), laughter therapy, dance and music, movement therapy along with proper nutrition, yoga-pranayama, doctor’s lectures and awareness sessions on other common brain diseases among senior citizens. Guidance is provided. These activities are conducted free of cost by trained professionals of BKP – PDMDS.

PD support group sessions are conducted weekly at KEM Hospital on Wednesdays and at DMH on Saturdays.