World Brain Day – #PDchallenge

#PDchallenge Lets Shake the Parkinson’s Disease Every year July 22nd is commemorated as WORLD BRAIN DAY.  Annually one disorder will be highlighted to increase the awareness of the disorder.  World Brain Day 2020 is dedicated to raising awareness for Parkinson’s Disease, a neurodegenerative brain disorder affecting more than 70 lakh people of all ages worldwide. …

Dance for Parkinson’s Disease – Learn Online

The COVID-19 breakout has lead to a significant limitations in mobility of people across the world. This is primary concern for People with Parkinson disease and Parkinsonism disorders. In these disorders people need to do workouts on daily basis to have a good quality of life. Many people require supervised care and some require a…

Destination Unknown – My Journey with Parkinson’s – An Autobiography by Rajeev K Gupta

Destination Unknown – My Journey with Parkinson’s, is an autobiography of Mr. Rajeev K Gupta, who is diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s Disease.   The book fills a long overdue void about personal experiences about Parkinson’s Disease, especially from Indian Context.  It goes through the various phases from, ‘Overcoming the Shock’ attached with diagnosis of Parkinson’s…

Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month and Clinic

Huntington’s disease patients and families require special attention and care. Month of ‘May’ is #HDawareness month. There are various activities going on world wide during this #Lockdown time to create more awareness about #Huntingtonsdisease. We are running the special Huntington disease clinic every fourth Wednesday of the month. This is a FREE CLINIC for Huntington’s…

Opicapone, New medication for Parkinson’s Disease got FDA approval

Parkinson’s disease treatment got a new drug for its management. Opicapone a newer once a day medication helps in better functioning of levodopa/carbidopa (Syndopa / LCD / Madopar / Sinemet). It got Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of USA approval under the brand name of ONGENTYS. It comes with 25mg and 50mg capsules. It helps…

Telegram Channel for the Clinic

Online consultation / Telemedicine option to get in touch with the Parkinson’s disease clinic and to get updates about the clinic

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in a 5 year old child – Youngest to undergo surgery in India

A 5 yr child who is affected by a rare type of dystonia called DYT16 was managed in Vikram hospital, Bengaluru. Only about 10-12 cases have been described worldwide with this rare disease. The child was completely bed bound and dependent for all the activities. The child underwent Deep Brain Stimulation surgery (DBS), the youngest…

Parkinson Disease Awareness Day 2018

World Parkinson Disease Day Awareness evevent held at Bangalore, in association with Keep Moving foundation, under the aegis of Movement Disorders Society of India. Street plays and Song courtsey – VASP Theatres, Bangalore

First Apomorphine Pump Initation in India – Vikram Hospitals, Bangalore

Finally, the Apomorphine pumps are available in Indian market. The first instillation of the Apomorphine pump happened in India at Vikram Hospitals, Bangalore on 15th May 2019. This young patient had been affected with Parkinson’s disease for almost 10 years now with currently medication alone working for about 45mins to one hour. With Apomorphine it…

Apomorphine Launched in India

Long awaited launch of Apomorphine has finally ended.  Apomorphine, is expected to provide quick and effective relief to patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease, thereby improving their quality of life. Currently, patients suffering from Parkinson’s can either opt for oral treatment in the early stages of the disease or choose the more expensive option of deep…