Caregiver Corner

Answering the Top Care Partner Questions About Mental Health

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“Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act,” according to the Centers of Disease Control. When it comes to living with Parkinson’s disease (PD) ― in any stage ― or caring for a loved one with Parkinson’s, it can become difficult to manage and maintain your optimal mental health.

“Your Questions: Mental Health” was a popular session held during the Parkinson’s Foundation 2020 Care Partner Summit | Cumbre Para Cuidadores, where care partners from all over the world asked their mental health questions, answered below.

Panelists included: Linda Pituch, Helpline Senior PD Information Specialist; Travis Turner, PhD, Assistant professor and Director of the Neuropsychology Division, Medical University of South Carolina; Caryn Balaban, MPH, Care Partner, former Parkinson’s Foundation People with Parkinson’s Council member.

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