In an effort to meet the needs of the community, Atrium Medical Center is resuming its monthly Parkinson’s support group.
The group is open to patients, spouses, family, friends and caregivers to attend. Meetings will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, starting April 3, at:
Atrium Medical Center
Atrium Café Courtyard Dining Room
One Medical Center Drive
Middletown, OH 45005
The local support group is an informal setting offering an exchange of practical and useful information about treatments, research, and lifestyle adaptations and an opportunity for people to connect and share similar experiences and tips for living with Parkinson’s Disease. Group discussions will be facilitated on a variety of topics such as therapies, medicines and more.
“For patients, the importance is they learn from other people with the same disease, see what other people go through, and can feel reassured that other people are having similar experiences,” said Dr. Subodh Wadhwa, a neurologist at Atrium Medical Center. “They can also share the difficulties they’ve gone through with each other and find out new things to try that could help them.”
“If friends are accompanying folks that have the disease, it’s good for them to see what people go through and have a better understanding of the disease. Similarly, family members attending the support group can see people in different stages of the disease and can ask direct questions of care providers to better help them and their loved ones manage Parkinson’s disease,” Wadhwa said.
For more information about the group and how to attend, contact Comprehensive Neurology Associates at (513) 423-1399.