Parkinson's Disease

Christine was taking large doses of medication to control her Parkinson’s disease, but it was gradually losing its effectiveness. Overlook Medical Center’s movement disorders team recommended a leading-edge treatment called deep brain stimulation (DBS) to restore her quality of life. DBS is a surgically-implanted device, similar to a pacemaker, that controls the brain’s motor function with electrical impulses. Since the operation, Christine’s medication has been reduced and she once more enjoys outings with her husband free of tremors. Read more of her story >

Parkinson's Disease 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.”

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.
Parkinson’s Exercise Group
This program uses the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment BIG™ program to optimize mobility in patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. A prescription is necessary to participate.
Every Friday, 11:00am to Noon
Overlook Downtown, 357 Springfield Avenue, Summit, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 908-522-2215.

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