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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.

Community Education

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 expertise. These media stories offer valuable information.

Dr. Bryan Ludwig Discusses ALS (Fox 45)

Repairing Aneurysms (WDTN)

Support Groups

Dayton ALS Support Group

West Charleston Church of the Brethren, Tipp City, Ohio

Meets 3rd Wednesday each month 11 am – 1 pm

Contact Person – Sandy Adams (866) 272-ALSA, or alsohio.orgOff Site Icon

ALS Survivors Group

Epiphany Lutheran Church

Meets 1st Tuesday of each month 7-8:30 pm

Contact Person – Wilma (937) 525-0930 or alsohio.orgOff Site Icon

Alzheimer’s Association, Miami Valley Chapter

(800) 272-3900 or (937) 291-3332

Go to Alzheimer’s Association, Miami Valley ChapterOff Site Icon 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, ext. 13

Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio, Dayton

(937) 233-2500; please call for current support group meetings, registration required

Epilepsy Foundation of Western OhioOff Site Icon

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) 208-4194

MS Society – Ohio Chapter

(800) 344-4867 or (513) 769-4400

MS Society – Ohio Chapter Off Site Icon

Parkinson’s Foundation, Ohio

(866) 920-6673

Parkinson’s Foundation, OhioOff Site Icon 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.

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Online Resources

Miami Valley Hospital believes that knowledge is power. We encourage you to learn more:

NeuroInterventional Resources:

Learn About Neuroscience Conditions & Treatments

Physician Videos

In these educational videos, expert 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.


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