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.
The American Parkinson Disease Association Information and Referral Center of Minnesota supports a number of support groups throughout the state.
Ongoing support groups in these Minnesota cities welcome stroke survivors and their care partners:
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 1-800-272-3900 or go to alz.org/mnnd.