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Cressman Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center Patient Support

Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana, a part of the Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center is dedicated to offering diagnosis and the most advanced treatments for people with Parkinson’s disease. Paired with clinical care and treatment, support provided through a dedicated patient navigator, the Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center and a collection of specialized Parkinson’s disease support resources creates a comprehensive program designed to support the patient and their family.

With treatment and support for the whole patient, not just the disease, Norton Neuroscience Institute is the choice of more patients for their neurological care than any other provider in Louisville or Southern Indiana.

Patient Resources and Support

Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana, a part of the Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center, , helps patients and their families with education and connects families to support resources to optimize quality of life for those living with Parkinson’s disease.

On-Demand Patient Education

The Norton Neuroscience Institute provides access to on demand patient education resources for all neurological conditions.

Support for a portion of this digital education resource has been made possible by the Harold, Juanita, David, Dennis & Gary Koon Charitable Foundation through the Norton Healthcare Foundation.

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Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation

At Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation in Norton Medical Plaza I – Brownsboro, on the Norton Brownsboro Hospital campus, patients have support from some of the most advanced technology and specialized services in one location. The center’s team has the experience and training to help with gait, balance, strength, flexibility, speech, fine motor skills, swallowing, driving, cognition, vision and more.


Angela Condon, R.N.
Patient Navigator
angela.condon@nortonhealthcare.org

Parkinson’s Patient Navigator

The journey for each person with Parkinson’s disease and their family is different and sometimes can be difficult to navigate. Norton Neuroscience Institute offers patients and their families support through a dedicated patient navigator who helps guide patients through their care journey and helps to connect them with resources and answer questions.

Patient navigators consult with you and your caregivers about medical and personal matters. Their services are free and available as often as you need them.

A patient navigator can:

  • Educate you and your family members about your diagnosis, available treatments and ways to manage the disease.
  • Help you take full advantage of a multidisciplinary team of health care providers who can offer their specialized insights as part of a coordinated approach to care.
  • Assist with accurate and timely communication between you, your primary caregivers and your health care providers.
  • Connect you and your family members with appropriate Norton Healthcare resources in Louisville and Southern Indiana.
  • Identify and address any barriers to make sure you have access to high-quality care.

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Classes and Events

Parkinson’s programs are open to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.  Registration is limited based on class size.

As of 2020, the Parkinson’s Support Center of Kentuckiana offers resources and classes through the Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center. These resources are available to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s, regardless of your health care provider’s affiliation. Call (502) 559-3230 or email andrea.lanham@nortonhealthcare.org to receive information on meeting location, updated times, and Zoom or instructor contact information.

All Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center classes and events

Parkinson’s: The Basics

Parkinson’s Disease: The Basics workshop informs you about Parkinson’s disease and teaches you strategies to successfully manage your condition and the physical aspects of the disease. It also covers  resources available to you. We hope this series will arm you with knowledge to succeed in managing your condition and help you live your life to the fullest!

Parkinson’s Yoga

Thursdays, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time

Yoga is cited as a favorite nonmedical therapy by many living with Parkinson’s disease. Yoga is an adaptable practice, with both functional and psychosocial benefits that can be suited to a variety of abilities. Studies have shown that yoga may improve mobility, balance, strength, flexibility, mood and sleep.

Parkinson’s Golf Clinic

This clinic will provide you with the guidance of licensed physical therapist Megan Cash, P.T., DPT, of Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation, and Robert Costello, PGA, head professional, Nevel Meade Golf Course. You will be shown ways to improve your golf game and exercises that can improve your balance, gait and even your game.

Parkinson’s Wellness Retreats

A wellness retreat in association with Bellarmine University and Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation allows the individual with Parkinson’s disease to focus on their well-being. It includes a variety of exercise experiences, including one-on-one training, yoga, outdoor walking and more.

Delay the Disease

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 p.m. Eastern time

Delay the Disease is a fitness program designed specifically for persons with Parkinson’s disease. The classes target Parkinson’s symptoms and address mobility, posture, balance, strength, cardiorespiratory fitness, speech and cognitive challenges.

Move It or Lose It

Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Eastern time

This movement and mobility program is for anyone with Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor. It uses elements of yoga, dance and Pilates to improve posture, balance and gait.

Music and Wellness Group

Wednesdays, 4 p.m. Eastern time

This class will help with vocal projection and breath support; upper body and facial stiffness; upper body movement and coordination; social and emotional needs; choice and autonomy; and cognitive needs such as attention and alertness. No previous music-making experience or skill is required to participate in these weekly sessions. You will receive a Zoom meeting invitation 15 minutes before the class starts. Please use the device with the largest screen that you have that has a microphone and speakers (for example, a tablet instead of a smartphone). This will allow us to see and hear one another better and will keep your hands free for participation.

Dancewise

Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. Eastern time

Reduce brain fog, improve coordination and balance, and restore energy in evidence-based, Brain-Compatible Creative Dance classes designed to fit the needs of all body types and abilities (standing/seated) of people with Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions.

Parkinson’s Patient Groups

Evansville (Indiana) Parkinson’s Awareness Support Association Tri-State (PASATS)

First Tuesday of the month, 5:30 p.m. Central time (except in November, December and February, when the group meets on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. Central time)

A facilitator leads the monthly PASATS support group meetings in the Evansville, Indiana, area. (A virtual streaming option is available upon registration). The group has an open forum approach where everyone has the opportunity to discuss, share and offer support with one another. Meetings frequently include guest speakers — featuring medical and health care professionals and researchers discussing progress in medication and therapies. There is no cost to attend sessions.

Movers and Shakers Men’s Group

Third Tuesday of the month, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Eastern time

Group provides an open forum approach where everyone has the opportunity to discuss, share and offer support with one another. Meetings frequently include guest speakers featuring medical and health care professionals and researchers discussing progress in medication and therapies. There is no cost to attend our sessions.

Support Norton Neuroscience Institute Parkinson’s Support Services

Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana, a part of the Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center , is supported by the Norton Healthcare Foundation. Through donations, volunteerism and community support, the foundation is able to provide funding for support groups, exercise programs, equipment, new technologies, clinical research and health education for patients, families, medical staff and the community.

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