Yesterday at Cinema Catalunya we presented the documentary “LA PERDIDA DEL CORPO” and we held a colloquium in which doubts about this disease were resolved. Important foundations participated, such as the Fundació AVAN: Associació Vallès Amics de la Neurologia, Fundació GAEM: Grupo de Afectados de Esclerosis Múltiple and the Dr. Javier Sotoca (Mútua Terrassa).
Thank you for your words and involvement!
“BODY LOSS>/strong>” is a documentary that revolves around multiple sclerosis that deals with the attitude of overcoming the disease. At the end of the 66-minute screening, we held a discussion with experts on multiple sclerosis, which lasted about 40 minutes.
Dr. Javier Sotoca
FEM Fundació Esclerosi Múltiple
Representative: Cristina Espallargas.
We talked about How do you promote research? What is the Manifesto for Research in Multiple Sclerosis? What is Multiple Sclerosis Online?
>strong>AVAN Federation, association friends of neurology.
Representative: Anna Morera. Director of Assistance Fundació AVAN.
We talked about What is the importance of knowing that you are not alone (your motto) and how you create links between people? What is the importance of cognitive stimulation and working in groups? How do you carry out the integral help to people who suffer from neurological diseases?
>strong>Dr. Javier Sotoca (Mutua Hospital Terrassa)
How do you work with patients? Can you live with multiple sclerosis? What is the importance of setting goals? What can family members do for the patient?
Multiple sclerosis is the main theme of “The loss of the body“, a documentary directed by Marc Nadal that reflects the physical and psychological struggle that multiple sclerosis patients suffer every day. It is necessary to accept the disease, to fight it giving importance to the physical exercise and to the attitude of overcoming, to change step by step.
We see the story of an actor who faces a play despite the fact that the symptoms of the disease continue to advance through his body, and the story of another patient who tries to regain control of his body in order to run 1 km.