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Speech therapy support groups
Losing the ability to communicate effectively can bring about a profound sense of isolation. By participating in a support group, you'll have a chance to learn from others who also have swallowing, voice or communication problems. You can find out what has worked for them and get help with your unique issues.
Local support groups
A free lecture series for patients and their families coping with the effects of a stroke. Each session includes a presentation by experts from Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute on topics related to recovery and daily life after a stroke.
The American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center of Minnesota supports a number of support groups throughout the state.
Stroke support groups
Ongoing support groups in these Minnesota cities welcome stroke survivors and their care partners:
Alzheimer's disease support groups
The Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association sponsors support groups for caregivers, families and those with early stage Alzheimer's disease or other progressive memory loss disorders. Most groups meet monthly without fee in and around cities in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. For more details, call the Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association at 1-800-232-0851 or go to alz.org/mnnd.