Support Groups

Cole Neuroscience Center


It always helps to talk with people who know what you are going through, particularly when you are dealing with the debilitating effects of a neurological disease. Often, the effects of neurological diseases can be very puzzling and frustrating for caregivers. Those who have been dealing with neurological diseases for quite some time can prepare you for what to expect and help you learn how to cope. Support groups are an invaluable resource for dealing with a loved one's illness and the long-term effects of the disease. The following is a list of support groups offered through the Cole Neuroscience Center:

Stroke Support Group

The Stroke Support Group meets the third Thursday of each month from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Heart Hospital Conference Center at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Stroke survivors and caregivers are welcome. For more information, please contact the stroke center at 865-305-7530.

 

Parkinson's Support Group

The Parkinson’s Support Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the Heart Hospital Conference Room at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Meetings are for patients, their families, friends and caregivers.

Caregiver Support Group

The Caregiver Support Group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the Health Information Center at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Meetings are held to support Caregivers, family and friends of those affected by Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases. A separate meeting for loved ones is held concurrently.

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group

The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets on the first Monday of each month at 5:30 p.m. in the Heart Hospital Conference Room at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Meetings are held for patients, their caregivers and their families.

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Support Group

The ALS Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Heart Hospital Conference Room at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Meetings are held for patients, their caregivers, and their families.

For questions or more information regarding the support groups we offer, please contact Cole Neuroscience Center at 865-305-6740.

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