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New Support Group for Parkinson’s Patients Offered at Wheeling Hospital

February 15, 2018

WHEELING – Parkinson’s disease patients and their caregivers can benefit through a new support group at Wheeling Hospital.

The group is open to anyone who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, regardless of the physician or hospital they use. Each attendee may bring a support person.

The first session will be held 5:30-6:30 p.m. March 7 in the hospital’s conference rooms C and D on the first floor. The guest speaker will be Wheeling Hospital neurologist Dr. Brenda Adamovich, who will discuss the disease and diagnosis.

The facilitators will be physical therapist Diane Benson, speech therapist Amy Beaver and physical therapy assistant Sandie Conaway. All are board certified. They also are certified in LSVT (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment), a unique program effective in treating Parkinson’s disease patients. In addition, Benson is certified in Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery.

“We are excited to offer this new support group for Parkinson’s disease patients. Providing encouragement and education is very important to these patients, as well as their caregivers. Discussing issues shared by others and affecting them in common will help those managing this disorder,” said Benson.

Seating is limited to 40 for the March 7 session. To make a reservation, call 304-243-3307.
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Contact: Gregg Warren, Vice President – Marketing/Public Relations, 304-243-3260
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