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1. What is Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)?

This is a slowly progressive disease of the brain that causes impairment of memory and decision making. This is the commonest type of dementia (memory problem of the brain). Other types of memory problems may be due to Stroke, blood pressure, Parkinson Plus etc.  

This disease mostly affects older people above the age of 70 years.

2. What are the warning signs and symptoms of AD?

  • Memory loss (forgetting important dates or events)

  • Problems talking with others or writing (For example, a person may struggle to find the right words for items or names of pe...

If you or someone in your family has suffered from stroke, here are some recovery tips for you – all based on science and research.

1. Recovery is always possible, even years after stroke.

Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation out there in this regard.

Sometime ago, I had a conversation with a patient in his early 40s who suffered from a stroke about 2 years ago. He and his wife had seen a doctor who rather bluntly told him that you cannot get better more than a year after stroke – any recovery is not possible.

The good news is that he is getting better after just one month of rehab. With...

April 14, 2018

The most important thing to understand about pain is that ALL PAIN is actually in our brain, not in our body.

What do I mean by this?

Let’s say you cut a finger or hurt your leg in an accident. You have nerve fibers in the finger and in the leg (and all over the body). The injury activates signals in these nerve fibers. The signal then travels from your finger to your brain (via spinal cord). Only when the signal reaches your brain, you actually “feel” the pain. If your finger is cut and we stop the signal from being processed in the brain, you will have the injury and the start of the pain sign...

April 11, 2018

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease meaning this is a disease of the brain in which  there is gradual brain damage in a specific part of the brain. This damage  gets worse over time.  The damage occurs in the part of the brain that produces a chemical called DOPAMINE.

Dopamine is an important chemical in the brain because it helps with the movement of the body, sleeping pattern, learning, memory and attention.

What are the main symptoms and problems In Parkinson’s?

FOUR key problems:

  1. Resting tremor -  Patient has “कम्पन” especial...

April 9, 2018

 (Blog dedicated to Dr. Howard Rusk, Father of Rehabilitation Medicine)

When I tell my friends, colleagues, family or patients that we are running a NeuroRehab Center, they ask, “What do you mean by rehabilitation?”
 

So I thought of sharing with you today about what rehabilitation truly means. And why its not the same as plain physiotherapy.
 

Physiotherapy evokes a therapy-oriented model of what is done to the patient. Rehabilitation is a goal-oriented model of recovery where the patient’s goal and interest are primary; it is about helping patient achieve those goals and objectives.

Let us use s...

April 6, 2018

What is tDCS?

tDCS is a safe, new, non-invasive treatment that provides relief for various neurological, psychiatric and chronic pain conditions.
 

It also improves memory, attention and learning in children and adults.

Which patients will benefit from tDCS?
 

Neurological disorders: Stroke, tinnitus, age related memory decline, Alzheimer’s disease, Dementias.

Chronic pain:  Migraine, fibromyalgia, painful neuropathies and complex regional pain syndrome, chronic headache.

Psychiatric conditions:  Depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addiction, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, OCD, a...

April 5, 2018

1. What is Fibromyalgia?

Let us understand the word: Fibro = fibrous tissue in body, Mya = Muscle, algia = pain


Fibromyalgia is a disease of chronic and widespread pain in the body often associated with fatigue, low energy and poor sleep. 


More women than men suffer from it. 


Many patients are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed as they are thought to be just ‘weak’ or “under stress’ or ‘not strong enough’.

2. What are the symptoms of Fibromyalgia?

(a)    Widespread pain. Widespread generalized pain, lasting three months or more, above and below the waist and multiple trigger tender points....

March 30, 2018

In the last 10 months, many patients have benefited from our services. Several kids (15-18 yr olds) who were unable to even stand are beginning to walk with support with intense evidence-based rehab. A number of stroke patients have made remarkable recovery of their arm, hand, leg and speech. Patients with neuro diseases such as Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s, Myotonic Dystrophy, spinal cord injury, tinnitus, depression, balance and walking issues are getting impressive results.

However, so many patients from Indore and around Indore are not able to access our intense and clinical evidence...

March 28, 2018

As shared in prior messages, repetitive exercises are the secret to recovery in neurological disorders. In many diseases such as stroke (paralysis / lakwa), Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, and even rheumatoid arthritis (gathiya etc.), regaining hand function and hand grip is a special challenge.

Hand grip, finger grip, finger strength are extremely important for daily activities such as holding a cup, drinking water, eating, dressing, writing etc.

In today’s post, I will share with you some exercises you can do at home. These exercises are good for children and adults.

You can use the CLAY used for...

March 20, 2018

A lot of scientific research tells us that the key to recovery from neurological diseases, such as stroke (paralysis, lakwa), Parkinson’s, spinal cord injury, is neuroplasticity.

Neuroplasticity means rewiring your brain i.e. generating new brain cells and connections so that in spite of the damage in your brain or spinal cord, you can work toward gaining function ability, independence and better quality of life.

There are trillions of cells and connections in our brain – consider the same number as the stars in the universe. The good news is that you can grow new cells and connections through y...

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Dr. Abha Agrawal, MD, FACP, FACHE

Founder of A4 Clinics
 

Experienced physician, healthcare leader & entrepreneur
 

Author of 2 books on Patient Safety
 

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