Patient Education and Support Groups
Our educational resource nurses provide patient education, along with community education and awareness programs.
Parkinson's Disease Support
Regular support meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month, March - November. At each meeting, an exercise session is held from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a guest speaker from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. This group meets in the East Tower Conference Center at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines. Patients, family members and care givers are all welcome to attend.
Meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month in the East Tower Conference Center at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines. Guest speakers will address challenges faced by those with a seizure history by covering topics including employment, transportation, advocacy, medications, pregnancy, legal issues, parenting, safety and financial issues.
Multiple Sclerosis Support
Facetime with Ruan Neurology – Roundtable Discussion
Visit the Mercy Ruan Neurology Clinic, located in the East Tower (Level A) at Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines on the second Thursday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for a light lunch and discussion about MS updates with the MS Team.
Alzheimer's Disease Support
For more information about any of the support groups listed above, please contact Valerie Stickel-Diehl at (515) 358-0002 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the community organizations Mercy partners with, please visit their sites.