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Session 1Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases.

Session 2Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that symptoms continue and worsen over time. Nearly one million people in the US are living with Parkinson's disease. The cause is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, there are treatment options such as medication and surgery to manage its symptoms.

Session 3Dementia

Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain.

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of a progressive dementia in older adults, but there are a number of causes of dementia. Depending on the cause, some dementia symptoms can be reversed.

Dementia symptoms vary depending on the cause, but common signs and symptoms include  Memory loss, cognitive changes, Psychological changes, Difficulty with coordination and motor functions

Diagnosis of dementia . Diagnosing dementia and determining what type it is can be challenging. A diagnosis of dementia requires that at least two core mental functions be impaired enough to interfere with daily living. They are memory, language skills, ability to focus and pay attention, ability to reason, solve problem and visual perception. No single test can diagnose dementia, so doctors are likely to run a number of tests that can help pinpoint the problem. Some of the tests include Cognitive and neuropsychological tests, Brain scans and Psychiatric evaluation.

Session 4Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality. Although schizophrenia is not as common as other mental disorders, the symptoms can be very disabling.

Because the causes of schizophrenia are still unknown, treatments focus on eliminating the symptoms of the disease. Some of the common symptoms are Hallucinations, Movement disorders (agitated body movements), Reduced speaking

Treatments include: Antipsychotics, Psychosocial Treatments, Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC)

Session 5Animal Models in Dementia

Many clinical studies focus on finding better ways to accurately diagnose Alzheimer's disease, particularly in the early stages. These studies will hopefully lead to a trusted and easy-to-apply method that enables physicians to diagnose persons at risk for the disease even before symptoms appear and begin treatment.

Diagnostic studies are vital to the advancement of Alzheimer's research because they identify which individuals to treat and provide doctors with a way to track whether a treatment is working. Disease modifying approaches include the targeting of amyloid processing, aggregation of tau, insulin signaling, neuroinflammation and neurotransmitter dysfunction, with efforts thus far yielding abandoned hopes and ongoing promise. Reflecting its dominance on the pathophysiological stage the amyloid cascade is central to many of the emerging drug therapies.

Session 6Drug Development in Dementia

Many clinical studies focus on finding better ways to accurately diagnose Alzheimer's disease, particularly in the early stages. These studies will hopefully lead to a trusted and easy-to-apply method that enables physicians to diagnose persons at risk for the disease even before symptoms appear and begin treatment.

Diagnostic studies are vital to the advancement of Alzheimer's research because they identify which individuals to treat and provide doctors with a way to track whether a treatment is working. Disease modifying approaches include the targeting of amyloid processing, aggregation of tau, insulin signaling, neuroinflammation and neurotransmitter dysfunction, with efforts thus far yielding abandoned hopes and ongoing promise. Reflecting its dominance on the pathophysiological stage the amyloid cascade is central to many of the emerging drug therapies.

Session 7Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases affect millions of people worldwide, and Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease are the most common types. More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and at least 500,000 Americans live with Parkinson's disease, although some estimates are much higher.

Neurodegenerative diseases occur when nerve cells in the brain or peripheral nervous system lose function over time and ultimately die. Although treatments may help relieve some of the physical or mental symptoms associated with neurodegenerative diseases, there is currently no cure or way to slow disease progression.

The risk of being affected by a neurodegenerative disease increases dramatically with age. Population-wide health improvements have increased lifespan, which along with a larger generation of aging Americans means more people may be affected by neurodegenerative diseases in coming decades. This creates a critical need to improve our understanding of what causes neurodegenerative diseases and develop new approaches for treatment and prevention.

Session 8Depression and anxiety disorders

Depression and anxiety disorders are different, but people with depression often experience symptoms similar to those of an anxiety disorder, such as nervousness, irritability, and problems sleeping and concentrating. But each disorder has its own causes and its own emotional and behavioural symptoms

There are different types of depressive disorders, and while there are many similarities among them, each depressive disorder has its own unique set of symptoms. A person may lose interest in work, hobbies and doing things he or she normally enjoys. Some people may lack energy, have difficulty sleeping or sleep more than usual, while some people feel anxious or irritable and find it hard to concentrate.

Session 9Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder in which the nerve cells activities is disrupted leading to seizures. The ability to interpret feelings slows down which is known as aura. The person becomes apathetic in nature. After a seizure takes place, it leaves the body in postictal state. The brain’s electrical activity is recorded by Electroencephalogram to do the monitoring and to find out the affected part. Anticonvulsants and proper diet are given to minimize the effects of epilepsy. All over world, approximately 50 million people are dealing with epilepsy.

Session 10Migraine

Migraine headache results from any physiological changes in brain resulting in nausea and vomiting. Pain is very intense and unbearable after some extent which may get worse after physical extortion. Usually it affects only one side of brain but in few cases it affects bilaterally. In some cases, people experiences warning symptoms or an aura which ranges from flashing lights, loud music and blind spots. Factors which trigger migraine are hormonal imbalances, oral contraceptive pills, certain food products, stress, oversleeping, etc. Diclofenac is a easily available medicine for relief of migraine pain. Proper diet and exercise should be maintained to get relief.

Session 11Motor Neurone diseases

 Motor Neurone Diseases are a collection of conditions which cause the nerves in brain and spine to stop its function. They are rare but fatal and incurable form of neurodegeneration. It can decrease the life expectancy of an individual. Motor neuron diseases affect either upper motor neurons (UMN) or lower motor neurons (LMN). It is a more likely to be a genetic disorder but doesn’t runs in many generations. Physiotherapy and speech and language therapist can help in living healthy life. Only few drugs are available to slightly slow down the progress of this condition, no proper treatment is available. The patients becomes emotionally very weak, so proper care and love should be shown. Few people who are dealing with ALS which is a type of Motor Neuron Disease are Stephen Hawking and Jason Becker have been living for several years.

Session 12Neurodegenertaion

Neuropathy refers to a condition in which the whole nervous system is affected. It may lead to some neurodegenerative diseases. It’s symptoms include numbness or tingling, to pricking sensations in legs or arms, muscle weakness. Neuropathy affecting just one nerve is known as mononeuropathy whereas if its effect is shown in many nerve cells then it is called as symmetrical polyneuropathy or simply neuropathy. It is caused by genetic diseases, endocrine and metabolic diseases, inflammatory disease, etc. Many medications have been found which eases the neuropathic pain.

Session 13CNS Disorders

Central nervous system diseases, also known as central nervous system disorders, are a group of neurological disorders that affect the structure or function of the brain or spinal cord, which collectively form the central nervous system (CNS). Disorders of the nervous system may involve the following: Vascular disorders, such as StrokeTransient ischemic attack (TIA), subdural hemorrhage, Subarachnoid hemorrhage and hematoma, and extradural hemorrhage. Infections, such as MeningitisEncephalitis, Polio, and epidural abscess.