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  • Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center

    A Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence

    Education for Newly Diagnosed Parkinson’s Disease

    If you or someone close to you has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you are likely experiencing many emotions and have many concerns and questions. We are here to help you meet the challenge of PD with support, optimism and hop. We encourage you to attend this educational session for an overview on Parkinson’s disease and the program and support services available through the MAPC.

    Contact Darolyn at (602) 406-6903 or Darolyn.O’[email protected]

    Finding the We in PD

    Strengthening the Partnership Between Care Giver and Care Receiver

    PD can be a formidable stressor in the life of a person with Parkinson’s disease, their spouse and or caregiver, and the entire family. When stress in unrelenting and the couple is unable to manage it effectively, and the stability of their relational bond may be threatened. This may result in diminished resilience. This workshop will concentrate on promoting a positive, constructive, collaborative couple relationship to forge resilience in order to bounce back and even bounce forward from adverse life changes.

    Please note: For the purposes of our proposed program, a couple is defined as a dyad encompassing not only spouses but other members of the family or close friends. This program is supported by a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.

    Me, Myself, and My Adrenal Insufficiency

    “Me, Myself, and My Adrenal Insufficiency,” a presentation by Barrow neuroendocrinologist Dr. Kevin Yuen, is back by popular demand.

    The Barrow Pituitary Center support groups can provide:

    • A sense of belonging
    • Feelings of security
    • Access to advice and guidance
    • Increase in treatment adherence
    • A reduction of negative feelings and stressful experiences
    • Multiple sources of information
    • Positive feelings of self-worth
    • Motivation to take care of your health

    Beverages will be provided.

    Please RSVP by Sept. 10 to Maggie Bobrowitz at (602) 406-7585 or [email protected].

    Lewy Body Dementia Support Group

    The Lewy Body Dementia Support Group is a unique group as it serves both individuals with dementia and their loved ones caring for them.

    The caregivers will meet in a support group led by Geri Hall, PhD, RN, FAAN, while those with dementia will be engaged in group activities with Debbie Harbinson, MHI, RN.

    Registration is required for this group as space is limited. Please call (602) 406-6903 to register.

    About Barrow Neurological Institute
    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.