KATHMANDU, Dec 28: ‘Living with Parkinson’s disease’, a documentary video is scheduled to screen at the auditorium hall of Nepal Tourism Board in Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu on Thursday.
According to a press release, the 55-minute-long documentary has been made with the aim of spreading awareness about Parkinson’s disease in Nepal. It’s a production of Influencers Nepal, supported by Trilogy Media team and initiated by Banita Khanal, a Parkinson’s disease advocate.
The documentary depicts the story of Banita Khanal herself, along with veteran actor Madan Krisna Shrestha and two other Parkinson’s patients namely, Tilak Bahadur Sapkota and Hari Kafle. Khanal, the youngest patient in the video, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 26. In the movie, she shares her experience of being a young woman with Parkinson’s disease.
Likewise, Madan Krishna Shrestha shares his experience dealing with the disease being a celebrity. The main objective is to make people aware about the possible symptoms, process of diagnosis, ways to accept the diagnosis and techniques to lead an easier life, read the statement.
“Parkinson’s disease is a second common neuro degenerative disease that has no cure. Once a patient is diagnosed, he/she is advised to take medicines. Medicines just control the symptoms, but not the progression. The doses of medicines are increased depending upon the progression and that point of time may come when patient would be totally bed ridden. Though Parkinson’s disease was considered to be an old age disease in past. More and more young patients are being diagnosed these days,” added the press statement.