Living Well Assisted Living Announces Return of Parkinson's Support Groups

Groups will be held monthly and require no cost or preregistration.

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Doris Bersing

Dr. Doris Bersing and her team at Living Well supports Dr. Rima Ash and Kaiser Permanente efforts to bring peer-support to those patients with Parkinson's Disease.

Tiburon, CA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014

In 2014, Living Well and Kaiser Permanente will continue working together to sponsor Parkinson’s Support Groups for Kaiser and non-Kaiser patients with early- and advanced-stage Parkinson’s diagnoses.

Both companies know that coping with Parkinson’s disease can be difficult and some find it more difficult than others. A very difficult part of having Parkinson’s is combating isolation and depression. For 2014, they have re-structured the Parkinson's Disease Support Groups to facilitate more interaction among the members and peer support.

Research and information about Parkinson’s disease has greatly improved over the years and these support groups are an outstanding way to share accurate information about the disease, the research and the treatment options available. This information can be used to promote public awareness and education about the disease.

To enhance and maximize the benefit of peer support, the groups have been combined into one. Attendance for support groups is free and no preregistration is required. Dr. Rima Ash, MD, from Kaiser, and Dr. Doris Bersing, PhD and Elke Tekin, PR from Living Well Assisted Living at Home will be the facilitators for these support groups.

For more information, please contact Elke Tekin at (650) 678-4221.

PD Support Group 2014- Schedule

All groups run from 4:30-6 p.m. (room is open at 4 p.m. for members)

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1/7/14: French Campus, building 4141, room F2: Current PD treatments, including treatment of non-motor symptoms by Dr. Ash

2/11/14: French Campus, building 4141, room F1: Physical Therapy with Rebecca Hartman and Debbie Hopkins (Kaiser clinical team)

3/11/14: French Campus, building 4141, room F1: Complementary Alternative Medicine, exercise with Kaiser clinical team

4/8/14: French Campus, building 4141, room F1: Therapy/discussion with Dr. Bersing and Living Well team

5/13/14: French Campus, building 4141, room 411-A (4th floor): Therapy/discussion with Dr. Bersing and Living Well team

6/10/14: French Campus, building 4141, room F1: Speech Therapy with Kaiser clinical team

7/8/14: French Campus, building 4141, room F4: Therapy/discussion with Dr. Bersing and Living Well team

8/12/14: French Campus, building 4141, room F1: DBS, gene therapy, stem cells with Kaiser clinical team

9/09/14: French Campus, building 4141, room F1: Therapy/discussion with Dr. Bersing and Living Well team

10/14/14: French Campus, building 4141, room F1: What’s new with PD: new research, upcoming therapies with Kaiser clinical team

11/11/14: French Campus, building 4141, room 411-A (4th floor): Therapy/discussion wit with Dr. Bersing and Living Well team

12/9/14: French Campus, building 4141, room 411-A: (4th floor): Dinner/social

About the company:
Living Well offers specialized care for adults with chronic and debilitating conditions — like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, ALS, and mental illness — that compromise their ability to live safely in their homes. At Living Well Assisted Living at Home, they combine a team of experts, the use of smart technology with exceptional customer service to deliver personalized, comprehensive care to seniors and adults with cognitive, behavioral, and movement disorders. Their approach to care at home enables those seniors and adults affected by Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias, Parkinson's, ALS, other neurological disorders, and mental illnesses, to live independent and meaningful lives. At Living Well, they aspire to create a safe and nurturing environment while allowing for independence and dignity for seniors and adults and offering peace of mind to the adult children and family members. Visit their website for more information, http://www.livingwellah-sf.com.


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