Past Events

2nd Support Centre started at Vadodara – 3rd March 2019

BKP-PDMDS in collaboration with Spandan School have started its 2nd Parkinsons’ Support Centre at Vadodara from 3rd March 2019 .

The inaugural session was attended by more than 70 people which included PwP, caregivers, doctors and a few eminent personalities of Gujarat.

Neurologist Dr. Akta Trivedi  and Dr. Manan Mehta addressed the audience  on PD and answered  all the questions  raised by them. Dr.  Maria Barretto, CEO , PDMDS spoke about  the Society and explained the role of support group in PD.

Amongst various personalities, Prof. SitanshuYashschandra – Eminent Gujarati poet, playright, translator and academic graced the occasion.

Prof. Shailesh Shah, Dr. SushmaBhandarkar ,ShriManojKakadia – Trustees of Spandan who have very graciously offered the space at Spandan school to conduct our  regular sessions were also present.

Following are the Support group  details  :

Spandan School , 97, Opp Narendra Park, Water tank Road, Karelibaug, Vadodara 390018

Every Sunday at 10.00 am

Co- ordinators – Dr. Manali Shah 83068 66988 /  Dr. Chaarmee Doshi –  84603 86028



Together We Move Better:

Shiamak Davar Live in aid of People with Parkinson’s

The Rhythm of the body
The Movement of the soul
Let dance be the poetry
Of stories untold

TOGETHER WE MOVE BETTER – the Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorder Society was proud to present this fundraising – cum – awareness event in aid of People with Parkinson’s,  where Shiamak Davar and the Shiamak Davar dance troupe presented an evening full of entertaining performances at Rang Mandir, Bandra West on 23rd September 2017.

A special act by People with Parkinson’s, inspired the audience present with their dance performance despite the challenges they face; and this was met with a standing ovation.

This event helped us raise funds towards our cause and you may continue to support us by donating towards our cause. For further details please contact PDMDS on +91 9987216057.

So come join us, come move with us – cause Together We Move Better!!

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PDMDS featured in todays Midday!

“Many people, on getting diagnosed with Parkinson’s, give up their hobbies. But when we urge them to get back to a creative pursuit or take up something new, the initial reluctance soon gives way to a sense of fulfilment,” says Dr Maria Barretto, CEO, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Society (PDMDS). Founded in 2001 by neuro physician Dr Bhimsen Singhal, the Mumbai-based organisation creates awareness about the condition and acts as a platform for sufferers and their caregivers to bond with each other through its various activities and outreach 27-vishwanath-kantakprogrammes.” Click HERE to read more !









Laughs for Shakes in aid of People with Parkinson’s


Tickets Available on Click HERE to book now

Enjoy a night of laughter and fun with Biswa and Kautuk! Biswas style of comedy that can be best described as angry rants bordering on whats socially acceptable. Biswa is a philosopher, a self-proclaimed stand-up comedian, writer, actor, size-zero enthusiast, blogger and an ex-IT professional. Kautuk Srivastava comes from ‘If life kicks you and you write a joke about it’ philosophy. His existence is based on lifes observation and how it doesn’t work in his favor, most of the times. This show is in aid of People with Parkinsons.
Parkinsons is a chronic, progressive movement disorder of the nervous system generally marked by tremors, muscular rigidity, depression and changes in cognitive functioning. Parkinsons Disease & Movement Disorder Society works to improve care and treatment of people living with Parkinsons and its spectrum disorders and to disseminate knowledge amongst the medical community, public, patients and caretakers. All proceeds from ticket sales for this show will go towards supporting people with Parkinsons Disease.

An informative programme on Neurological Problems of the elderly

Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorder Society invites people with Parkinson’s and their Caregivers to an informative programme on Neurological Problems of the elderly. Eminent Neurologists from Mumbai will cover topics like Stroke, Dementia and img_1125Parkinson’s Disease, with practical tips to manage these illnesses.

Date: 3rd December
Time: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Venue: Auditorium, Mahavir Cardiac Hospital, Nanpur, Surat

Please call or email if you would like to attend or if you have any further enquiry.



Rajkot Here We Come !

BK Parekh Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorder Society Invites people with Parkinson’s and their Caregivers to the inauguration of our Rajkot Centre

Date: 26th July
Time: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Venue: Shri O.V.Sheth Regional Community Science Center Nehru Udyan, Race Course, RAJKOT

Please call or email if you would like to attend or if you have any furtherenquiry.
Contact: Dr Priti Chavda
Tel No: 09909909547
Email :


Congratulations Dr. Maria Barretto!

On International Women’s Day Moneylife Foundation will be honouring Dr. Maria Barretto, CEO PDMDS with an award for her outstanding work in the field.

Chief Guest & Key Note Speaker: Nirmala Sitharaman

                                                        Hon Minister of State, Commerce & Industry

Date: 8th March
Time: 10am to 1pm
Venue: Veer Savakar Hall, 4th Floor,
Swatantryaveer Savarkar Marg,
Shivaji Park, Dadar (W), Mumbai – 400028

All Welcome, free admission.


Neurological Conditions of the Elderly & Healthy Ageing

Session on Neurological Conditions of the Elderly & Healthy Ageing held in Goa!

Date: 22nd February, 2015
Time: 4pm-6pm


Dr. Aaron D’Souza
Dr. Teresa Ferreira
Dr. Maria Barretto

For Registration please contact Saira D’Mello- 0832-2268-304; 9867259279


Yoga & Physiotherapy Session in Hyderabad

Come Join us for Yoga & Physiotherapy Session at Hyderabad !

Date: 21st February
Time: 4-6 pm
Venue: Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Millennium Block


Hyderabad & Baroda Here we Come!

Our first support group session at Baroda & Hydrebad

Venue: Balvant Parekh Center for Semantics
Date: 15th November
Time: 4 to 6 pm

Venue: Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Neurology
Date: 15th November
Time: 4 to 6pm


Lights for Parkinson’s

    Lighting their way * Igniting Hope

Parkinson’s Society invites you to come light a lamp to show your support!
Enjoy the inspiring entertainment program put up by people with Parkinson’s.

Venue: Carter Road, Amphitheater, Bandra
Date: 31st October, 2014
Time: 5.30 pm to 6.45 pm


Living with Parkinson’s, Baroda

We invite you to ‘Living with Parkinson’s Disease’ now in Baroda!

A program held in collaboration with Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics & Other Human Sciences.

Venue: Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics & Other Human Sciences, C-302, Siddhi Vinayak Complex, Behind Vadodara Railway Station, Faramji Road.

Date: 1st November, 2014
Time: 4.30 pm to 6 pm


Living with Parkinson’s Disease

The Parkinson’s Society welcomes you to a program ‘Living with Parkinson’s Disease’.
The program will showcase members of our support groups performing various physiotherapy, speech therapy and dance therapy routines. The event will also include an update on Parkinson’s Disease by eminent neurologist, Dr. J. Lalkaka.
The art work of our members will be on display and we will also be launching ‘Friends of Parkinson’s’ at this event.

Venue:  Salvation Seva Kendra, 2nd  floor
Our Lady of Salvation Church,
(Formerly known as Portuguese Church)
Gokhale Road South, Dadar (W), Mumbai — 400 028
Date: 11th October, 2014
Time:  2.45 to 4.30 p.m

Pre Diwali Exhibition

The Parkinson’s Society invites you all to an exhibition showcasing beautiful diyas, cards and paintings made by people with Parkinson’s at our Support Centers. At the exhibition you can also find export quality towels, napkins, bathmats and pretty rangolis in fabulous designs and colours.

So do visit the exhibition for all your diwali shopping!
Venue: Aashirwaad Gallery, Breach Candy
Date: 8th and 9th October, 2014
Time: 10.30 am to 8 pm.

Looking forward to seeing you there!


The Pink Potli Pre Diwali Exhibition

132_ParaS_IMG_5134 (1)We invite you to a pre-Diwali exhibition showcasing Diwali delights created by people with Parkinson’s at our PDMDS Support Groups. Also find exquisite polki, temple and silver jewellery by Jaipore (Virina), suits and sarees in chanderi weaves and block prints and a festive range of batwas, potlis and clutches by Pink Potli at the Pink Potli exhibition.

Venue: 101, Palazzo Residency, 17th Road, Khar West.
Date: 5th and 6th October, 2014.
Time: Between 11 am and 7 pm.
Looking forward to seeing you there!