Newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease patients and those who’ve been living with the condition can benefit from a better understanding of their disease and talking about their experience with someone knowledgeable about the condition.
To help foster personal relationships between patients and sympathetic professionals, Norton Neuroscience Institute participates as a partner in the Parkinson’s Mentor Program. Patients are paired with doctoral candidates studying physical therapy at Bellarmine University School of Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences so both can benefit.
As mentors for one another, patients and students have the opportunity to build meaningful relationships that are mutually educational as well as emotionally and physically beneficial for the patient. Based on clinical research, the program allows students and patients to work together to improve patients’ self-confidence and quality of life, as well as reduce social isolation.
For patients, mentor programs with students can expand their social circle. Students benefit from establishing relationships with Parkinson’s patients and become better acquainted with the realities of living with Parkinson’s disease.
The program runs from September to April, and registration closes in August. If you would like to apply for the program after registration closes, reach out to the contacts below. Participants meet two to three times per academic semester.
This program is supported by a community grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Bellarmine University Students
Activities can include going to the library, playing board games, taking walks, attending a Parkinson’s meeting or program, exercising, sharing a meal, and attending an art showing or music performance.
This is an educational program, and students are not permitted to provide treatment or medical advice.
Andrea LanhamProgram Coordinator, Parkinson’s SupportNorton Neuroscience Institute Resource Center – BrownsboroNorton Medical Plaza III – Brownsboro, Suite 4004915 Norton Healthcare Blvd.Louisville, KY email@example.com(502) 559-3221
Elizabeth Ulanowski, P.T., DPT, NCSAssociate ProfessorBellarmine University Doctor of Physical Therapy ProgramNolen C. Allen Hall, Room 3682120 Newburg RoadLouisville, KY firstname.lastname@example.org(502) 272-8354
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