Education and Support
Miami Valley Hospital offers resources to help patients and their loved ones to cope with diseases and conditions of the nervous system, including the brain and spine, and learn more about their condition.
Neuroscience Institute physicians and staff are committed to helping our communities learn more about brain and spine health. We frequently make presentations and work with area media to share our experience. These media stories offer valuable information.
Dr. Bryan Ludwig Discusses ALS (Fox 45)
Repairing Aneurysms (WDTN)
Pre-Operative Spine Classes
Miami Valley Hospital provides pre-operative spine classes for patients to learn and plan for their spine procedure. This free educational class will assist the patient play a more active role in the recovery process. Learn more.
Dayton ALS Support Group
West Charleston Church of the Brethren, Tipp City, Ohio
Meets 3rd Wednesday each month 11 am – 1 pm
Contact Person – Wilma Beckner (866) 272-ALSA (2572)(866) 272-ALSA (2572), or alsohio.org
Alzheimer’s Association, Miami Valley Chapter
(800) 272-3900(800) 272-3900 or (937) 291-3332(937) 291-3332
Go to Alzheimer’s Association, Miami Valley Chapter for a listing of all local support groups (many in the Greater Dayton area)
Brain Injury Support Group
Access Center, Dayton, Ohio
Meets 4th Friday of each month 2-3:30 pm
Contact Person – Donna Artis (937) 341-5202(937) 341-5202, ext. 35
Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio, Dayton
(937) 233-2500(937) 233-2500; please call for current support group meetings, registration required
Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio
Montgomery County Stroke Survivor and Caregiver Support Group
Miami Valley Hospital, Weber Center for Health Education – Maxon Parlor
Meets 3rd Thursday of each month 6:30-8 pm
Contact Person – Barb Etter (937) 208-2062(937) 208-2062
MS Society – Ohio Chapter
(800) 344-4867(800) 344-4867 or (513) 769-4400(513) 769-4400
MS Society – Ohio Chapter
Parkinson’s Foundation, Ohio
(866) 920-6673(866) 920-6673
Parkinson’s Foundation, Ohio for a list of local support groups listed by county
Fidelity Health Care
Fidelity Health Care provides personalized, in-home care for patients who are recovering from a stroke, brain and spine surgery and other neurological conditions.
For stroke patients
Fidelity helps patients regain abilities lost to stroke as they recover in the comfort of their own homes. Nursing and social services and speech, occupational and physical therapy support the patient’s journey of recovery. The Vestibular Program helps to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls.
For patients with brain or spine tumors
Fidelity offers patients with cancer in-home chemotherapy, nutritional assessment, symptom management and pain control, community resources, spiritual and emotional support and more. Fidelity’s wound-care program offers advanced technology to improve the quality and speed of healing. The Advanced Illness Management program focuses on enhancing quality of life for patients and their families.
Medical and occupational equipment
Medical and occupational equipment can also be provided. Walking aids, wheelchairs, hospital beds, occupational therapy items, a reacher or dressing stick and more allow patients to be independent in their care and daily living.
Independent Care Services
Independent Care Services provided by Fidelity offer companion services, bathing, meal preparation and housekeeping to support not only the patient, but also a caregiver and family.
Learn more about Fidelity Health Care
Miami Valley Hospital believes that knowledge is power. We encourage you to learn more:
Learn About Neuroscience Conditions & Treatments
In these educational videos, experienced neuroscience specialists at Miami Valley Hospital talk about conditions and treatments. Watch.
Premier Health Library
The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about stroke and neurosciences. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for a surgery, and much more.
Live Well, Stay Well
Learn how your lifestyle can affect your risk for stroke.
Content Updated: January 16, 2017
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