Date(s) - 27/05/2022
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
ON THE OCCASION OF
AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV
Public Awareness Programme On
Stroke and Aphasia (May-June) 2022
Theme: Prevention is better than Cure
Indian Institute for Advanced Study, Shimla
According to WHO, Stroke is the 2nd leading cause of death all over the world. In India, each year about 145/100000 people suffer from Stroke which is a debilitating lifelong condition. However, if identified early and treated, many lives can be saved. Post stroke complications can exhibit as difficulty in walking, swallowing or speaking. Recently, brain dysfunctions have also been reported in many persons as post Covid complications.
The Speech and Language disorders resulting due to damage to the Brain are called as Aphasias. Most people recover from other aliments after stroke but about 65% of them end up with Aphasia. However, if people are aware of this problem and early referral is done for Speech Therapy, many of the persons with Aphasia can not only be able speak again but also fit back to the society.
In this context, on the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, and National Stroke Awareness month (in May every year) and Aphasia Awareness month (in June every year), the institute is organizing a public awareness programme on reducing the impact of Stroke and Aphasia on the affected persons and their families.
The invited speakers for this programme are specialists in Stroke Rehab, Community Medicine Specialist, Neurologist, General Physician and Clinical Linguist-Speech Therapist.
This programme will be in both physical and telecasted live also (online).
We request all to participate.