Caregivers Month

#Take6forPD to spend time on a caregiver in your life

In November, the Parkinson’s Foundation joins organizations across the country to honor care partners for National Family Caregivers Month. 

Every six minutes, a new person is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD). That means every six minutes a family gets the news, and over time, spouses and loved ones begin taking on the role of care partner. 

This year, our theme for National Family Caregivers Month 2023 is #Take6forPD. We encourage you to take six minutes to spend time on a care partner in your life. 

What Does It Mean to #Take6forPD?

This National Family Caregivers Month honors the commitment that care partners make to helping their loved one live well with Parkinson’s. We invite the PD community to recognize the care partners in their life and share resources to help them find support.

#Take6forPD to check in on a care partner
#Take6forPD to share caregiving resources
#Take6forPD to engage with the PD community
#Take6forPD to offer emotional support

Resources Designed for Care Partners

Attend the Care Partner Summit

The 2023 Care Partner Summit will bring care partners together and provide information to make life better for themselves and their loved one with Parkinson’s. This year’s summit will focus on how to communicate difficult topics and find supportive connections. Join us in-person or online.

Ways to Get Involved Right Now

Help Spread the Word

Care partners are busy! Help us spread the word and show your support all month long. #Take6forPD to explore our social media toolkit and share posts with your network.

MY PD STORY: Ideliza Hernandez

As a caregiver, it's not easy to face Parkinson's disease. Here at home, we are a team. We help dad move forward and let him know that he's not alone.

Back to Top