Headaches and Migraines
Nearly everyone has experienced a headache. Most people can find relief with over-the-counter pain relievers, but others have more serious, recurrent headache pain. While not all headache pain requires medical attention, some types of headaches can make daily life and activities unbearable, or they may be a symptom of a more serious health issue. Join Norton Neuroscience Institute physicians for a monthly educational and support group designed for people who suffer from chronic headaches.
Migraines and Heart Disease | Circle of Hearts partner class
April 17 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
You probably know some of the risk factors for heart disease, such as high blood pressure, cigarette smoking and obesity, but did you know people who have migraines may also be at greater risk? Learn what this might mean for your heart health.
The Medication Maze
May 8 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Managing headache pain can be a challenge. Learn about medications available to treat headaches and how they work.
How Diet Affects Headaches
June 12 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Certain foods can play a significant role in triggering headaches. Sometimes changing what you eat can prevent headaches. Learn about some of the most common headache triggers associated with diet.
Women and Headaches
July 10 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
More than 70 percent of migraine sufferers are women. From hormones to diet to stress, learn more about the triggers and treatments for treating debilitating headaches.
Headaches and Stress Management
Aug. 14 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Not all headache treatments involve medication. A licensed clinical social worker will explore stress management techniques that can help alleviate headaches.
Sept. 11 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Trigeminal neuralgia is a common condition that causes pain in and around the face. This condition is often misdiagnosed as a sinus or dental problem. A neurosurgeon will discuss medical and surgical options for treating trigeminal neuralgia.
Alternative Headache Treatments
Oct. 9 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Find out about alternative therapies that can relieve migraines, including vitamins, supplements and acupuncture.
Download and print the 2014 Headache School Schedule
Yoga for Parkinson's
Gentle chair yoga class for the patients & caregivers to help maintain flexibility, improve balance & reduce stress. Instructor Genevieve (Ginny) First, LMT, RYT. This class is held at Norton Audubon Hospital and is free of charge to patients and caregivers dealing with Parkinson’s Disease. Call (502) 629-1234 to register or find out more.
Every Thursday • 9 to 10 a.m.
Falls Educational and Evaluation Class for Individuals with Parkinson's Disease
Falls can be scary for anyone, but especially for individuals with a chronic disease. Join us at this educational opportunity to learn about avoiding a fall and get a free evaluation to gauge your probability of a fall. Speakers are Elizabeth Ulanowski, PT, DPT, NCS, and Erin Weigle, PT, DPT, NCS, both with the Cressman Rehab Center at Norton Brownsboro Hospital. These classes will be held at Norton Medical Plaza I – Brownsboro. Call (502) 629-1234 to register and find out more.
- Friday, April 25, 2014 • 1 to 3 p.m.
- Friday, August 22, 2014 • 1 to 3 p.m.
A diagnosis of multiple sclerosis can raise many questions and concerns. You may feel isolated and scared, wondering how to cope with the ongoing concerns of a chronic disease. Your medical needs will be addressed and followed by your neurologist, and your neurologist doctor will be at the core of your MS treatment management. The MS 101 workshop provides information about MS and teaches strategies to successfully manage MS and ways to cope with the emotional and physical aspects of the disease. This program is offered quarterly. It is most beneficial for individuals diagnosed with MS within the past two years. Free meals or refreshments will be provided. Family members and friends are welcome. No children are permitted. Call (502) 629-1234, to register and find out more.
- Wednesday, January 29, 2014 • 1 to 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 12, 2014 • 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 13, 2014 • 5 to 9 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 4, 2014 • 1 to 5 p.m.
The benefits of yoga postures, working with the breath and meditation may include improved body awareness; release of muscle tension (to relieve spasticity); increased coordination, balance, flexibility and strength; decreased fatigue; more tolerance to heat; improved circulation, breathing and organ function (including bowel and bladder); enhanced alertness; better management of stress; and an overall feeling of well-being. This class is held at Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center at no cost to the participant. You must obtain a doctor’s release and have a diagnosis of MS to attend this class. Call (502) 559-3230, ext. 11, to register and find out more.
- Every Monday • 1 to 2 p.m.
This class made possible by a grant from the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
MS Aqua Aerobics
Aqua aerobics has proven benefits for individuals with MS. Because the water’s buoyancy supports 60 to 90 percent of body weight, exercising in the water is easier and increases range of motion and balance. In addition, the water temperature has a natural cooling effect, which makes for an overall pleasant mental and physical experience. This class is held at Baptist East/Milestone Wellness Center at no cost to the participant. You must register to attend by calling (502) 559-3230, ext. 11.
Every Wednesday • 2 to 3 p.m.
Every Saturday • 11 a.m. to noon
Starting in 2014, the MS groups will be working with their Leader on monthly topics. We will have special guest speakers and activities for months and welcome new attendees to these groups! If you have any questions about the MS Groups, please call (502) 559-3230, ext. 11, for more information.
Topics for 2014:
January – Making 2014 Great!
February – Relationships
March – Benefits of Volunteering
April – Exercise
May – Beat the Heat: Cooling Techniques
June – Wellness
Women’s MS Group
This group is for women who have been diagnosed with MS and either don’t have children or their children are grown and out of the house. The group meets once a month at the Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center at Norton Hospital St. Matthews, Medical Plaza III, Suite 108. Led by Jayan Thomas, licensed clinical social worker.
Moms with MS Group
This group is for women who have been diagnosed with MS and have children still at home. The group meets once a month at Norton Suburban St. Matthews, Medical Plaza II, 3rd Floor, Joan Riehm Community Room. Led by Cheryl Young, navigator.
- Second Wednesday of every month • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Men with MS Group
This group is for men who have been diagnosed with MS. The group meets once a month. North End Café Highlands, 2116 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, Ky. Led by Cheryl Young, navigator.
- Second Tuesday of every month • 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Friends and Family of MS Group
This group is for family and friends of anyone with MS. No individuals with MS are allowed within the group setting. This group meets every other month. All meetings are at Norton Hospital St. Matthews, Norton Medical Plaza II, Joan Riehm Community Room (third floor). Led by Jayan Thomas, licensed clinical social worker.
- Monday, February 10, 2014 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- Monday, April 14, 2014 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- Monday, June 9, 2014 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- Monday, August 11, 2014 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- Monday, October 13, 2014 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
- Monday, December 8, 2014 • 6 to 7:30 p.m.
African American MS Group
This group is for individuals who are African American and have been diagnosed with MS. This group meets once a month at the Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center at Norton Hospital St. Matthews, Medical Plaza III, Suite 108. Led by Robin Tillett, nurse navigator.
- Fourth Thursday of every month • 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Stroke Support Group
This group is for survivors, caregivers, family members and friends.
- 3 to 4:30 p.m., Norton Audubon Hospital.
General neurological diagnosis
These classes are available to any individual with a neurological diagnosis. This includes multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, epilepsy, stroke, migraine/headache, ALS, Huntington’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, etc.
Life Skills Workshops
The Norton Neuroscience Institute Resource Centers have created monthly classes that will help individuals with chronic neurological conditions minimize the stress of daily living by providing insight, tips and educational workshops to address a variety of life skills. These workshops are offered at Marshall Women’s Health & Education Center at Norton Hospital St. Matthews, Medical Plaza III, Suite 108. To register for these classes or find out more information, call (502) 629-1234.
- Friday, January 10, 2014 • 2 to 4 p.m. "Why Kindness Matters"
- Friday, February 14, 2014 • 2 to 4 p.m. "Effective Communication With Your Physicians"
- Friday, March 14, 2014 • 2 to 4 p.m. "The Importance of Sleep and How to Get It!"
- Friday, April 11, 2014 • 2 to 4 p.m. "Less Stress, More Living"
- Friday, May 9, 2014 • 2 to 4 p.m. "Appy Hour – Learning Helpful Apps on Your iPhone and Android Phones"
Music and Wellness Group
This class is a good outlet for leisure and focuses on stress relief, pain management, self-expression and overall wellness. Each month we will focus on new topics. Wear comfortable, casual clothing. No vocal or musical training required. This group meets on the Norton Hospital St. Matthews, Norton Medical Plaza II, Joan Riehm Community Room (third floor). For more information or to register, call (502) 629-1234.
- Every Tuesday • 1 to 2 p.m.
Vocational Rehabilitation Office Hours
Jennifer Lampton, vocational rehabilitation counselor with the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation will have monthly office hours at the Norton Neuroscience Resource Center at Norton Hospital St. Matthews, Medical Plaza II, Suite 316, 3991 Dutchmans Lane. In addition to vocational rehab, other services include supported employment, personal assistance services, rehabilitation technology and job placement/job retention services. Patients are seen by appointment only. Call (502) 559-3230, ext. 12, to schedule an appointment.
- Available the first Friday of every month - 9 a.m. to noon
Financial Counseling Office Hours
Meet with a Certified Financial Counselor from Apprisen in a free, initial counseling session that sets the foundation for identifying what you want to accomplish financially, including solutions to credit and debt concerns. During a confidential, one-on-one counseling session, their Certified Financial Counselors can assist you with issues concerning your budget, debt, housing or bankruptcy. Through financial education, community resources, debt management and advice, they are able to work with you to find the best solutions for your situation. Patients are seen by appointment only. Call (502) 559-3230, ext. 11, to schedule an appointment.
- Available every other month starting Friday, February 14, 2014 • 9 a.m. to noon