Neurology

 


Did you know? Three out of four people who suffer their first stroke have high blood pressure. That makes Stroke Awareness Month a good time to have your blood pressure checked and brought under control if it’s not at or below the national guideline of 120/80. Overlook Medical Center offers screenings every Monday from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Overlook Downtown, located at 357 Springfield Avenue in Summit, NJ. Counseling and educational materials are provided.
 
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. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm, or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.

Brain Attack: Stroke 2017
Learn the warning signs and symptoms of stroke.
Wednesday, May 3, 10:00am
DeCorso Community Center, 15 East 4th Street, New Providence, NJ
Presenter: Robert Felberg, MD

Music Expressions: The Harmonies
This community choir intended for adults living with Parkinson’s disease will teach communication through singing and movement through rhythm and posture activities. Weekly rehearsals will culminate with a public concert in May.
Fridays, May 5, 12 and 19; 1:00 to 2:15pm
Final concert held on Sunday, May 21; 2:00pm
Overlook Medical Center, Conference Room 2

Stroke Screening
Find out your risk for stroke through cholesterol and glucose testing, blood pressure and pulse checks, and weight and body mass index monitoring.
Tuesday, May 16, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Livingston Health Department, 204 Hillside Avenue, Livingston, NJ

Stroke: Act F.A.S.T.
Know what to do in the event you or a loved one has a stroke.
Wednesday, May 17, 10:00am
Union Wellness Center, 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union, NJ

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.


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Study suggests chances doubled of getting degenerative nervous system disease, but absolute risk remains low

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