As Parkinson’s advances, there is a shift in overall daily caregiving responsibilities. You will face many challenges, but you can ensure best care with thoughtful planning and knowledge. This video provides an overview of what you need to know as the caregiver of someone with advanced Parkinson’s. Watch the rest of the videos in the series, and refer to them as needed, for more information and tips on a variety of caregiving issues.
The information here offers suggestions and helpful hints, but is not designed to answer all questions. Each person with Parkinson’s is unique, so the suggestions may need to be modified for your particular situation. You are strongly recommended to seek and build a team of professionals in your local area to help you on your caregiving journey. If you have questions or need a referral to a local provider, call the Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636).
In 2016, the Parkinson’s Foundation hosted a Caregiver Summit that brought together caregivers from all over the U.S. and the world to share experiences and everyday strategies for coping with the complex problems that arise as a result of Parkinson’s. If you missed the event, don’t worry! All the general sessions were recorded and are available on our YouTube channel.