A big part of making life better for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) is taking care of the people who care for them.
The Parkinson’s Foundation Care Partner Program is designed with care partners in mind and is recommended for anyone caring for someone living with PD, including spouses, partners, children or friends.
The Care Partner Program: Building a Care Partnership
Our first three courses offered through the Parkinson's Foundation Care Partner Program: Building a Care Partnership are now available. Register now to participate in courses on Mood, Sleep, and Cognition, with more courses set to be released in July and August of this year. This set of one-of-a-kind self-paced online courses will offer videos, journal prompts and opportunities to connect with care partners around the world about the topics that are most important to you. Through this program, care partners will better understand their role In managing their loved one's care, create actionable strategies for self-care, develop clear networks for support and access relevant tools that will empower them in their role as care partner.
The Care Partner Summit
Since 2016, the Parkinson’s Foundation has hosted 4 Care Partner Summit programs. Video recordings of presentation on topics including mental health, self-care, intimacy and more can be found on the Care Partner Summit Archive Page.
For more insights on this topic, listen to our podcast episode “The Care Partner Experience.”