Top 10 Essential Caregiver Resources

Navigating Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a life-long process for caregivers, but you don’t have to do it alone. We’re here for you with these top 10 caregiver resources:

  1. Helpline

Our PD specialists answer all Parkinson’s and caregiver questions, provide emotional support and refer health care professionals. Call 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636) or email Helpline@parkinson.org.

  1. Caring and Coping

This comprehensive guidebook was written for caregivers at every stage of PD. The workbook contains tips and tools to make the caregiving journey as productive as possible with the least amount of stress.

  1. Podcast

As a caregiver, it is important to stay up-to-date on Parkinson’s. Listen to our podcast, Substantial Matters: Life and Science of Parkinson’s Parkinson’s treatments, research and techniques to help you and your loved one live better every day. New episodes come out every other Tuesday, but you can listen any time online.

  1. Parkinson.org/Caregivers

From beginning your caregiver journey to caring for someone with advanced PD, our “For Caregivers” section is devoted to helping you navigate all stages of PD. 

  1. Caregiver Summit Videos

At our Caregiver Summit caregivers came together to share experiences and strategies to address their needs. Watch our videos from the event to learn about coping techniques, dealing with non-motor symptoms, maintaining dignity and identity in caregiving and hear from other caregivers

  1. Moving Day

With 46 events taking place across the nation, help us fight PD and celebrate movement — proven to help manage Parkinson’s symptoms. Find your nearest walk

  1. Expert Briefings

Find out what leading PD doctors and other experts have to say through our Expert Briefings webinar series.

  1. Support Group Guide

Still looking for a caregiver support group that works for you? Start your own with our support group manual, which includes sample meeting guides.

  1. PD Library

Parkinson’s knowledge is power! Visit our PD Library for our vast collection of free publications and fact sheets.

  1. Aware in Care Kit

Our Aware in Care kit helps caregivers ensure their loved one gets the best possible care while in the hospital, whether the visit is planned or unplanned. Order your free kit in English or Spanish.

 

For more information about caregiving visit Parkinson.org/Caregiving.

 

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