People can suffer an injury to the brain due to many reasons. Different types of brain injury seen at the centre are:
Depending on the type of brain injury and the location of injury, a person with moderate to severe brain injury may face a combination of cognitive, behavioural/emotional, physical or psychosocial problems. Some difficulties under these categories are listed below:
As a result of the difficulties listed above, patients with brain injury may have reduced ability to perform various previous levels of day to day duties or social responsibilities, such as managing multiple household task efficiently or office work. This may cause distress among patients and family members too. Family members may also face considerable long-term strain and stress due to caring for the patient at home for long, as well as managing household/childcare role amongst others. Thus, brain injury affects not only the patient but the whole family as well.
International guidelines recommend that cognitive rehabilitation especially holistic/comprehensive neuropsychological rehabilitation should be the practice standard for managing cognitive, emotional, and behavioural problems after brain injury, and that this is proven to be effective even for people who are many years post their brain injury. For more details please refer to the following international guidelines:
Jehangir Centre for Neuropsychology follows internationally recommended holistic neuropsychological rehabilitation model for providing rehabilitation. It is the first and the only centre in the region to provide comprehensive neuropsychological rehabilitation. The rehabilitation programme offered at the centre includes:
Jehangir Centre for Neuropsychology is headed by Dr Farzana Mulla, who has vast experience and expertise in managing different types of brain injuries. She has had specialized training and work experience in a centre of excellence, brain injury rehabilitation centre in the UK. She is invited to speak at various national and international level conferences related to her work with brain injury people in India and has brain injury related publications in international journals.
There are many informative brain injury related websites on the internet. To learn more about it, you can contact people living with the effects of a brain injury. Some useful brain injury organization websites you can visit are: Headway, UK; Stroke Association, UK; and Brain Injury Association of America.
“I had a long discussion with Dr Farzana today regarding my dad’s dementia and she gave me wonderful ideas on how to manage this neurological condition. She was amazing…! Do recommend this Jehangir Centre to your acquaintances who may have relatives with neurological conditions. They will be under expert care.” Ninad Sarvate (name changed), family member of a patient with dementia.
“Happy to see him post his stroke getting involved in daily activities which make both of us confident that very soon he will be doing his normal activities. I will suggest other stroke patients to go ahead and take up the sessions of the virtual reality based cognitive rehabilitation.” Uma Kakkar (name changed), Spouse of a stroke patient
“Two years post my stroke and under cognitive rehabilitation only now. This has helped me think before doing any actions which proves that my concentration has improved a lot during the session.” Reema Swaroop (name changed), stroke patient.
“Got good advice. Felt like we came to the right place to help our loved one who underwent tumour resection and had cognitive problems. We as a family would like to thank the team.” Joshis, (name changed), family of tumour surgery patient.
Clinical neuropsychology is focused on understanding the link between the brain and behaviour. For example, how changes in the brain may affect the ability to pay attention, remember, or solve problems. This understanding between how someone thinks and acts and how the brain works is used to diagnosis and treat brain disorders.
A progressive neurological disorder such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and so on.
An acquired brain injury from:
It will help to:
A neuropsychological evaluation involves examining thinking, behaviour, and social- emotional functioning. The evaluation uses specially designed standardized tests and procedures. Tests may be performed using paper and pencil or on the computer. Your family member with a brain injury will be asked some questions and to solve different types of problems. Neuropsychological evaluations typically include tests that measure the following:
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