Neurology

Pacemakers have been known for years as an effective means of regulating heart rhythms, but there’s another device based on similar technology that’s improving life for patients with movement disorders. It’s called deep brain stimulation (DBS) and it uses electrical stimulation to alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and essential tremors. If you’re a candidate, neurosurgeons at Overlook Medical Center will implant a lead with electrodes in your brain and connect it to a control device in your chest. A few weeks later, our movement disorder specialists will program DBS, so that it sends the right amount of stimulation for your needs. Learn more >


Neurology Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”

8th Annual Day of Hope: Living Well with Parkinson's Disease
Learn about new Parkinson’s disease research and resources available to patients and caregivers. Wellness and support program demonstrations, vendor exhibits, and light breakfast and snacks are included.
Saturday, October 5; 8:30am to 12:45pm
Overlook Medical Center, Bouras Auditorium
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
Through sharing their experiences and concerns, multiple sclerosis patients will learn more about their condition and find emotional support. Registration is requested.
Fourth Monday of every month; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Conference Room 1
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2829.
 
Living Well with Primary Progressive Aphasia
Adults with this condition can meet for conversation and support. Spouses are welcome, but will meet in a separate group.
First Thursday of every month; 11:30am to 12:30pm
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 550 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2885.
 
Wellness and Support Program for Alzheimer’s Disease
This program offers Alzheimer’s disease patients and their families educational seminars, healing arts programs, and counseling and therapy services.
For more about upcoming program dates, please call 908-522-5901.
 
Wellness and Support Program for Parkinson’s Disease
This program offers Parkinson’s disease patients and their families educational seminars, exercise and integrative medicine classes, and counseling and therapy services.
For more about upcoming program dates, please call 908-522-5901.
 
Brain Injury Support Group
Adults with brain injuries can meet for conversation and support.
Fourth Wednesday of every month; 11:30am to 12:30pm        
Atlantic Rehabilitation, 550 Central Avenue, New Providence, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2885.
 
Stroke Support Group
Through sharing their experiences and concerns, stroke survivors and caregivers can receive emotional and educational support. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required.
Second Thursday of every month; Noon to 1:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Conference Room 4
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
 
Chambers Center by PALM Health
Our state-of-the-art, personalized medicine clinic and wellness club offers a comprehensive range of medical, preventive care, mental health, fitness, nutrition, spa and therapeutic services designed to improve overall well-being. Learn more >


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