Alzheimer’s And Other Dementia Clinic
What is dementia?
Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning—thinking, remembering, and reasoning—and behavioral abilities to such an extent that it interferes with a person’s daily life and activities. Dementia ranges in severity from the mildest stage, when it is just beginning to affect a person’s functioning, to the most severe stage, when the person must depend completely on others for basic activities of daily living. Many conditions and diseases cause dementia. The most common cause of dementia in older people is Alzheimer’s disease. Other causes include different kinds of brain changes that lead to vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, and frontotemporal disorders.
Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.
- Alzheimer's is not a normal part of aging
- Alzheimer's worsens over time
- Alzheimer's has no current cure, but treatments for symptoms are available and research continues.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's or a related dementia, you are not alone, visit our clinic for all kind of dementias.
Visit the Alzheimer's Clinic on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday 9am to 1pm.
Pediatric Neurology Clinic
Pediatric Neurology clinic offers one of the nation’s leading treatment programs for infants, children and adolescents with neurological problems. We treat children with brain and neurological conditions with a multidisciplinary approach led by physicians in our department of neurosurgery and our department of Pediatrics.
Clinic provides the most up-to-date and highest quality care for children with a wide range of neurological disorders. We strive to better understand the developing nervous system and diseases through cutting edge research. We work with patients and their families to educate them about their disorder and provide them with ongoing care and support.
The pediatric neurology service coordinates medical treatment and therapy for children with neurological conditions.
Special interests include:
- Neonatal neurology
- Brain malformations
- Metabolic diseases affecting the nervous system
- Pediatric sleep disorders
- Developmental disorders including autism
- Pediatric neuromuscular disorders including muscular dystrophy and congenital myopathies
- Neurological complications of other pediatric diseases
We provides diagnosis for pediatric neurological disorders using advanced technologies such as:
- Computed tomography (CT) scanning, 3D reconstruction CT
- Neurophysiological testing: routine electroencephalogram (EEG), video-monitored EEG, 24-hour ambulatory EEG, evoked potentials.
Dr. Shyma has additional specialization in Pediatric Neurology. Visit the Pediatric Neurology Clinic on Monday, Thursday and Saturday 9am to 1pm.
Stroke is always a medical emergency. Time = Brain. If you think someone is suffering a stroke visit a doctor immediately or Call 112.
Stroke Care Units: What happens for people after a stroke is different for everybody. It depends on what sort of stroke a person has had and where in the brain the stroke has happened. Different people will recover in different ways. A stroke happens when the supply of blood to the brain is suddenly interrupted. Some strokes are fatal while others cause permanent or temporary disability. The longer a stroke remains untreated, the greater the chance of stroke related brain damage. Emergency medical treatment soon after symptoms begin improves the chance of survival and successful rehabilitation.
Facial weakness, arm weakness and difficulty with speech are the most common symptoms or signs of stroke, but they are not the only signs.
Using the F.A.S.T. test involves asking these simple questions:
Face Check their face. Has their mouth drooped? Arms Can they lift both arms? Speech Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you? Time Is critical. If you see any of these signs, Visit Doctor immediately
What to do while you wait for the ambulance
- If the person is conscious, lay them down on their side with their head slightly raised and supported.
- Do not give them anything to eat or drink. Loosen any restrictive clothing that could cause breathing difficulties. If weakness is obvious in any limb, support it and avoid pulling on it when moving the person.
- If they are unconscious, check their breathing and pulse and put them on their side. If they do not have a pulse or are not breathing start CPR straight away.
- If you are unsure how to perform CPR the ambulance call taker will give instructions over the phone.
If you think someone is having a stroke , call us 0484-4182888 or 112
The Parkinson ’s disease (PD) and Movement Disorders Center
Movement Disorders clinic provides comprehensive, compassionate and timely treatment to our patients. Our excellence in treating, researching and teaching about movement disorders, including ataxia, dystonia, essential tremor and Parkinson's disease, allows us to provide the best care for all our patients.
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most common neurodegenerative cause of parkinsonism, a clinical syndrome characterized by lesions in the basal ganglia, predominantly in the substantia nigra. PD makes up approximately 80% of cases of parkinsonism.
REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT : Call : +91 484-4182888
Visit the PD Clinic on Wednesday and Saturday 9am to 1pm.
Vertigo/Dizziness is defined as feelings of unsteadiness, wooziness, and lightheadedness; and sensations of moving, spinning, floating, swaying, tilting, or whirling (sensations known as vertigo). These sensations occur even when standing still or lying down. More than 4 out of 10 people experience an episode of dizziness significant enough to send them to a doctor. Dizziness changes your sense of balance and can increase your risk of falling.
What causes dizziness?
For the body to feel balanced, the brain requires input from the inner ear, eyes, muscles and joints. Since mechanisms for maintaining balance are so complex, finding the exact cause of dizziness is often difficult and requires input from several medical specialties. Dizziness is generally not serious. However, it may be the result from problems associated with the inner ear, brain, or heart. It can also be the result of medications.
One of the most common causes of dizziness is inner ear disorders. Tips to reduce falls include:
- Sit on the edge of the bed for several minutes in the morning before standing up.
- Change positions or turn slowly and have something nearby to hold onto.
- Never walk in the dark. Keep walkways well lit. Install night lights in all rooms. Always turn on a light before entering a dark room.
- Keep medical conditions under control by taking prescribed medications and/or following a prescribed diet.
- Learn and practice exercises that can improve balance, such as Tai Chi or yoga.
- Use a cane or walker for more severe walking problems.
- Wear low-heeled shoes, walking shoes, or other flexible shoes with good traction.
- Install hand grips in baths and showers.
- Always use handrails when walking up and down stairs.
- Remove home hazards such as floor throw rugs, loose electrical cords, stools or other small pieces of furniture that can
- Ask your primary care doctor to refer you to a vestibular rehabilitation program. These individualized balance-retraining exercise programs teach ways to decrease dizziness, improve balance, and improve overall ability to perform activities of daily living.
- If you have dizziness or vertigo, avoid activities such as driving until your doctor gives you approval. Also, avoid any heights, such as climbing a ladder, as they can put you in danger.
Visit the Vertigo Clinic on Wednesday and Friday 9am to 1pm
Botulinum Toxin Injection Therapy (BOTOX) Clinic
Botulinum toxin injection therapy (also known as "BOTOX therapy") is used to treat dystonia - neuromuscular disorder that produces involuntary muscle contractions, or spasm - that affects muscles that control movement in the eyes, neck, face, limbs, voice box, or the smooth muscle in the bladder. The goal of the therapy is to reduce muscle spasm and pain.
Botulinum toxin therapy can be used to treat symptoms in both adults and children. Patients are seen at the clinic for a variety of neurological conditions such as dystonia (blepharospasm, spasmodic torticollis, writer’s cramp), hemifacial spasm, spasticity in stroke, cerebral palsy, muscle spasms, and excessive drooling. Dystonia is a neurologic disorder of unknown cause that causes involuntary muscle spasms. Symptoms of twisting, pulling or prolonged contractions typically start in the face, neck or hands for adults. Secondary dystonias due to injury or stroke can appear at any age. Dystonia can affect any part of the body including the arms and legs, trunk, neck, eyelids, face or vocal cords.
Cerebral palsy is a common, non-progressive neurologic disorder of children that causes stiffness and lack of muscle control in arms and/or legs. Botulinum toxin can be useful when combined with other medical and surgical therapies. Botulinum toxin is commonly used in children who experience toe walking, crouched gait, scissoring (crossing of the legs), or tightness in the arms/ hands.
Dr Shyma is specialised in Botox therapy. For appointments, call +91 484-4182888