Research and Innovation in Elderly Care

Research and Innovation in Elderly Care: Need for Fall Risk Screening and Early Multifactorial Rehabilitation Program on Quality of Life and Functional Fitness in Elderly Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with Peripheral Neuropathy (long title)

Opening Lecture by Dr. Arun Maiya (9:12 - 9:57)
In English

Abstract :
Aging is an irreversible process. It reduces a person's balancing ability which is clinically seen as unsteadiness or, in severe cases, as a fall. A World Health Organization global report on fall prevention stated that 28-35% of community-dwelling elders fall each year. In India, this prevalence is about 25%. Patients with diabetic neuropathy experience loss of pain, touch, temperature, and vibration sensation. Additionally, they experience unpleasant sensations like tingling, numbness, and burning. Progressively, neuropathy causes motor deficits like weakness, loss of muscle strength, increased postural sway, and motor control deficits. Thus, diabetic neuropathy accelerates the disadvantages of the aging process. There is an increase in the prevalence of elders with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with peripheral neuropathy which needs identification of fall risk. In this presentation, we will highlighting of the need for the early fall risk screening and multifactorial balance rehabilitation program to improve the quality of life and functional fitness and reduces fall risk in elders with diabetic neuropathy.

  • Dr. Arun Maiya

    Dr. Arun Maiya

    MCHP; MAHE; Centre for Diabetic Foot Care and Research

    Dr. Arun Maiya is Dean and Professor at Department of Physiotherapy of Manipal College of Health Professions (MCHP) at Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India. He is also the head of Centre for Diabetic Foot Care & Research. He has developed expertise in cardio pulmonary rehabilitation and diabetic footcare. Dr. Maiya has over 180 publications in reputed journals and he was involved in the design and development of several devices, as a pain relieving instrument for National Research Development Corporation, an insole for plantar pressure assessment in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus with and without peripheral neuropathy, and LASER SHOE technology in Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.

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My journey as an astrophysicist in scientific communication

Closing Lecture by Marie-Eve Naud (13:10 - 13:55)
In French

Abstract :
From childhood, I asked myself a lot of questions and I enjoyed communicating what I was learning. During graduate studies in astrophysics, I had many informal opportunities to develop my skills in knowledge transfer. At the end of my PhD in 2016, I chose to dedicate myself to education and scientific communication. Unlike the very rigorous and theoretical training I had in science, most of my training in scientific communication was acquired simply by observing, doing, as well as learning through trial and error. Astrophysics and rehabilitation are two very different disciplines, but the need to bridge research and people, and for effective scientific communication is equally important in both disciplines. In this talk, I will share my story with you, so that what I have learned in my discipline may potentially be used in yours.

  • Marie-Eve Naud

    Marie-Eve Naud

    University of Montreal

    Passionate about the question "Are we alone in the Universe?", Marie-Eve Naud studied physics at the bachelor's level and then did graduate studies in astrophysics. After completing her PhD in astrophysics in the field of exoplanets, she turned to education and scientific communication. Since 2016, Marie-Eve has been working at the University of Montreal, within the Trottier Institute for research on exoplanets. Through this position, and various other commitments, her goal is to share her passion and the work of local scientists with as many people as possible, so that everyone can feel connected to the beauty of the sky and nature.

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