MGM Healthcare conducts awareness session on World Parkinson’s Day

The awareness session also highlighted the importance of early detection, proper medication adherence, and the role of physical therapy and lifestyle modifications in managing the symptoms of Parkinson's

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New Delhi: In commemoration of World Parkinson’s Day, MGM Healthcare, a multi-speciality quaternary care hospital in the heart of Chennai, conducted a highly informative and impactful awareness session aimed at educating the public about Parkinson’s disease.
The event was conducted at MGM Healthcare with participation by neurology experts Dr U. Meenakshisundaram, Director and Senior Consultant, Department of Neurology, MGM Healthcare and Dr.Sreenivas U.M., Consultant, Department of Neurology, MGM Healthcare, along with  Ms. Vijayshree , Chief Dietician, Department of Dietetics,  MGM Healthcare and Dr. Rajendran AJ, Clinical Lead, Dept of Rehabiiltation Medicine, MGM Healthcare to shed light on this disorder and how to cope with it.
Parkinson’s disease affects millions of people worldwide, with a rising incidence in India. Raising awareness about the disease, including its symptoms, mode of diagnosis and treatment options is crucial. The awareness session was presented by renowned neurologists from MGM Healthcare, who shared insights into the latest advancements in Parkinson’s research, treatment options, and strategies for improving the quality of life for patients.
The awareness session also highlighted the importance of early detection, proper medication adherence, and the role of physical therapy and lifestyle modifications in managing the symptoms of Parkinson’s.
The Welcome address for the Parkinsons awareness day was delivered by Dr. U. Meenakshisundaram, Director and Senior Consultant, Department of Neurology, MGM Healthcare, following which a yoga exercise session was conducted, to help people with Parkinson’s to improve their balance and mobility.
Dr.Sreenivas U.M., Consultant, Department of Neurology, MGM Healthcare, presented a short insight about the Parkinsons Disease, including recent research and treatment developments. This was followed by a session on Nutrition for Parkinson by Ms. Vijayashree, Chief Dietician, Department of Dietetics, MGM Healthcare .
The last session was on Innovative Exercise Methods for Parkinsons Management by Dr. Rajendran AJ, Clinical Lead, Dept of Rehabilitation Medicine, MGM Healthcare, which
Dr. U.Meenakshisundaram, Director and Senior Consultant, Department of Neurology, MGM Healthcare shared his thoughts on the awareness program: “MGM Healthcare is honoured to contribute towards raising awareness about this challenging neurological condition. Through our awareness session, we aim to empower the patients with knowledge and support about Parkinsons. We believe that together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Parkinson’s disease.”
As part of its ongoing commitment to neurological care, MGM Healthcare plans to continue organizing educational initiatives and support programs for patients affected by Parkinson’s disease.