Answering the Top Care Partner Questions About Mental Health
“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.
Watch the full recording of this session and all 2020 Care Partner Summit | Cumbre Para Cuidadores sessions now
Learn more about Parkinson’s and mental health in the following Parkinson’s Foundation resources or by calling our free Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636):