Few fields of medicine are as diverse as neurology. Epilepsy, dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases are just a few examples of the challenging medical conditions neurologists face on a daily basis.
In fact, there are more than 600 neurological diseases known to us, many of which are chronic and require long-term care. With such a range of illnesses, treatment options are similarly varied – some patients will be treated medicinally, while in some cases surgery will be necessary.
The situation is worsening
The sad reality around some of the most common neurological disorders is that, despite ever-improving medical technology and new research, the number of diagnoses each year continues to rise. The 2015 World Alzheimer's Report found that in the next 35 years, the number of people living with the disease worldwide is expected to almost triple to 131 million.
Closer to home, the number of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease in Australia is expected to cross the 400,000 mark within ten years, while our rapidly growing aged population is becoming increasingly at risk of other neurological disorders as well. Once considered a condition in young people for the most part, people over 55 are now the most vulnerable group for epilepsy.
Make the most of your working hours
The brain and nervous system are among the last frontiers of medical research complex and unpredictable parts of the human body that we still don't fully understand. For that reason, many of the most common neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases are, for now at least, incurable.
Long-term care, whether in a medical facility or in the home, can take up a large amount of your precious time as a neurologist. Introducing greater efficiency into your daily routine is vital to allow you to focus your attention where it really matters – with your patients.
Like any medical field, much of a neurologist's administrative responsibilities lie in careful observation, which is where Dragon Medical can be a great benefit. Specifically designed for medical professionals in every field, the out-of-the-box accuracy of Dragon Medical 3's speech engine, including an extensive library of medical vocabulary, translates to much faster note-taking speed.
Any time neurologists can save on admin tasks means more time helping those who need them, so the assistance of Dragon Medical 3 can be a game changer for people working in such a challenging field.