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Living with MND

Living with MND

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” – Walter Elliot

Living with MND

Facing a diagnosis might be a daunting task especially in the beginning. You may deal with many questions such as what changes does this mean for me? How will I tell my loved ones? What did the future look like and how can I prepare? What about my finances? Will I need the equipment? You might also feel emotionally turbulent, or have loved ones who do. It may be difficult to come to terms with.

On the other hand, the caregivers for the patient might also have a set of questions as to what to do, how to go about it and how to cope.

These are all topics we have addressed under this section where we have made a quick guide compiled from information around the web. It is best to be prepared to deal with the change in lifestyle that MND brings. Adequate treatment and planning can ensure a better quality of life.

Dr. Alexander Thomas | President, AHPI

As President of AHPI and National Board Accredited Institutions (ANBAI), Founder-President (2012-2017) and Patron of the Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO), Dr. Thomas has effected far-reaching policy changes within the healthcare landscape, including incorporating healthcare communication among the NABH accreditation standards and in the Indian medical curricula, leading the expert group on medical education for the National Education Policy 2019 headed by Dr. Kasturirangan, and creating a national network of healthcare associations with the IMA, CII, FICCI , NATHEALTH and ASSOCHAM, a think tank on health (with NLSUI), and liaising between government and health stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He has developed major initiatives at the State level, especially in Karnataka, and served on committees of the Union Health Ministry, NABH, HSSC, CII, FICCI, UNESCO, PHFI, and NBE.

He is a Visiting Faculty at IIM-B and NLSIU, pioneering several healthcare training initiatives.

His recent publications include books on healthcare communication and healthcare quality, and white papers submitted to the Government of India.

He was awarded the Emeritus Teacher Award by NBE (2014), the National Distinguished Services Award by the IMA (2016), and the Lifetime Achievement Award by CAHO (2018).

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Dr. Alexander Thomas President, AHPI

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Dr. Alexander Thomas – President – Association of Healthcare Providers – AHPI (India)