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Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Patient Support

The Norton Neuroscience Institute Cressman Parkinson’s & Movement Disorders Center is dedicated to offering diagnoses and advanced treatments for people with Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders. Along with clinical care, support resources and education at every step, patients and their family members play an important role in the holistic care we provide.

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.

Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana, a Part of Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center

Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana, a Part of Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center, offers a dedicated patient navigator and a collection of specialized Parkinson’s disease support resources. From one-on-one consultations with a navigator to patient support groups to exercise classes specifically for those with Parkinson’s, we work to create a community designed to support the whole person.

The Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana was founded in 1999 with the vision of helping people with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners and families embrace the future with hope. In 2020, the Parkinson Support Center joined Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Centers to grow its resources for patients in our community. Another goal of the center is to raise funds and share stories from the Parkinson’s community in an effort to find a cure for the disease.

Founders of the Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana include Gayle and Chet Jane Lucas; Jack and Shirley Baach; Montgomery Shircliffe; Becky and Joe Richardson; Robert and Joan Goodknight; and Judy Spencer.

Support Norton Neuroscience Institute Parkinson’s Support Services

Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana, a Part of 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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Patient Resources and Support

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 you through your care journey, connect you with resources and answer questions. 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

The Parkinson’s Support Center of Kentuckiana, a Part of Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center, offers resources and classes. These are available to anyone diagnosed with Parkinson’s and related movement disorders, regardless of where you receive your care. Registration is limited based on class size.

Call (502) 559-3221  or email PDRegistration@nortonhealthcare.org to receive information on class locations, times and other details.

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Parkinson’s: The Basics

This workshop teaches strategies for successfully managing Parkinson’s disease and its physical aspects. It also covers available resources. 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 Golf Clinic

Get guidance from licensed physical therapist Megan Cash, P.T., DPT, of Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation; and Robert Costello, head golf professional, Nevel Meade Golf Club, Prospect, Kentucky. Learn ways to improve your golf game and exercises that can improve your balance and gait.

Parkinson’s Wellness Retreat

Our wellness retreat is presented in association with Bellarmine University and Cressman Neurological Rehabilitation. The retreat provides a time to focus on well-being. Participate in a variety of exercise experiences, including one-on-one training, yoga, outdoor walking and more.

Parkinson’s Yoga

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

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

Delay the Disease

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2 p.m.

This fitness program designed specifically for persons with Parkinson’s disease targets symptoms and addresses mobility, posture, balance, strength, cardiorespiratory fitness, speech and cognitive challenges.

Move It or Lose It

Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.

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

Dancewise

Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m.

This class can help reduce brain fog, improve coordination and balance, and restore energy through evidence-based, brain-compatible creative dance. The class is designed to fit the needs of all body types and abilities (standing/seated) of people with Parkinson's disease and other neurological conditions.

Music and Wellness Group

Wednesdays, 4 p.m.

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. Use the device with the largest screen that you have with 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.

Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Disease

Mondays and Wednesdays, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Tai chi is a practice of slow, intentional movements that integrate mind and body, control movements and breathing, and generate internal energy and mindfulness. Numerous studies have shown tai chi movements improve muscular strength, flexibility and fitness; relieve pain; and protect joints. You must have a diagnosis of Parkinson’s to attend this class. This program is supported by the Vinger Family Foundation.

LOUD Crowd

Thursdays, 4 to 4:45 p.m.

LOUD Crowd is for individuals with movement disorders who have completed the one-on-one SPEAK OUT! Program. This maintenance program provides accountability and education through weekly sessions where SPEAK OUT! exercises are performed and participants practice speaking with intent. This group also provides camaraderie, support and encouragement.

Denim and Diamonds Gala Celebration

It’s time to break out your denim and bling for the 2022 Denim & Diamonds Gala Celebration. Your participation will benefit the Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana, a Part of Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center, through the Norton Healthcare Foundation.

This annual Kentucky-themed event features food from Louisville’s finest chefs, live music, specialty cocktails, a photo booth, and live and silent auctions.

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Parkinson’s Patient Support Groups

These support groups are for anyone who has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease or a movement disorder. Registration is required. To register, call (502) 559-3221 or email PDRegistration@nortonhealthcare.org.

Evansville (Indiana) Parkinson’s Awareness Support Association of the 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)
This group is an open forum for patients with movement disorders, where they can discuss, share and offer support to one another. Meetings frequently include guest speakers, such as health care professionals and researchers discussing progress in medication and therapies.

Movers and Shakers Men’s Group

Third Tuesday of the month, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
This group is an open forum for patients who identify as male and have a movement disorder, where they can discuss, share and offer support to one another. Meetings frequently include guest speakers, such as health care professionals and researchers discussing progress in medication and therapies.

Women With Parkinson’s Disease

Third and Fourth Thursday of every month, 11 a.m.
Join this open-forum support group where everyone has the opportunity to discuss, share and offer support to one another. Meetings may include guest health care professionals and researchers discussing progress in medication and therapies. To attend this meeting you must be a patient who identifies as female and has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Parkinson’s Caregivers Support Group

Third Friday of every month, 1 to 2 p.m.
Do you have a loved one in your home in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease? Join a certified social worker and members of the Parkinson’s community in a safe environment to discuss issues and concerns that you may have.

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