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Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Neuroscience Institute support groups & screenings

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The Minneapolis Neuroscience Institute offers free support groups to patients and their families. We also offer annual screenings for stroke and hearing loss.

To contact the Neuroscience Institute,
call 612-863-3200.

Brain tumor support group

Abbott Northwestern's Neuroscience Institute and the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute offer a support group for brain tumor patients and caregivers. Social workers and clinicians gather to offer education and support to people affected by brain tumors.

The sessions are held on the second Thursday of each month from approximately 5:30 to 8 p.m. We gather at 5:30 for those who wish to bring a light meal for themselves. Cookies and coffee are served.

Call Kathy Gilliland at 612-863-3732 or Margaret Callan at 612-863-1618 for more information.

Parkinson’s disease support groups

Time and dates vary depending on location.

Multiple locations throughout the Twin Cities metro area and greater Minnesota. To register or for more information, call the American Parkinson Disease Association at 651-241-8297 or 1-888-302-7762.