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Support groups & screenings

Abbott Northwestern's Neuroscience Institute offers free support groups to patients and their families. We also offer annual screenings for stroke and hearing loss.

Brain tumor support group

Abbott Northwestern's Neuroscience Institute and the Allina Health 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.

Brain aneurysm – AVM support group

This monthly group is held at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and is open to all brain aneurysm or AVM (arteriovenous malformation) survivors, their families and their friends to share resources and learn from each other. Topics vary according to the needs and desires of the group. Doctors and other healthcare professionals will present educational topics periodically. 

This group is provided in partnership with the Joe Niekro Foundation and Abbott Northwestern Hospital Fund. Meetings are facilitated by two brain aneurysm survivors. No registration required. Visit the support group page for more information.