We constantly strive to make a difference for people living with Parkinson's disease (PD). Together, we further our commitment to improve care for people with Parkinson's. The Parkinson's Foundation focuses on best-practice care training, providing the latest information and increasing access to free educational tools for people living with Parkinson's and their care partners, doctors, nurses and care team members.
The Care Partner Program: Building a Care Partnership
The Parkinson’s Foundation Care Partner Program is a no-cost program designed with care partners in mind and is recommended for anyone caring for someone living with PD, including spouses, partners, children or friends.
About the Care Partner Program
This set of one-of-a-kind self-paced online courses will offer videos, journal prompts and opportunities to hear from care partners 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
- Access relevant tools that will empower them in their role as care partner.
Parkinson's Foundation Cognition Talk Series: Your Interprofessional Care Team Approach to Cognitive Change
The Parkinson’s Foundation Cognition Talk Series is a no-cost seven-part online course recommended for people with Parkinson's and their care partners.
About the Cognition Talk Series
The Parkinson’s Foundation Cognition Talk Series: Your Interprofessional Care Team Approach to Cognitive Change is a no-cost seven-part online course focusing on cognition concerns and challenges of living with Parkinson’s. Each section of the series is presented by a specialized health professional discussing cognition from their viewpoint.
Palliative Care Series
Living with Parkinson’s is not easy. In addition to movement symptoms (such as tremor and slowness), PD also causes non-movement symptoms (including pain, constipation and fatigue). Moreover, living with PD can bring challenging emotions, spiritual distress, concerns for the future and stress for close family members or care partners. In addition, most medical care only treats movement symptoms. The focus of palliative care (also known as supportive care) is to help people with Parkinson’s at every stage plan for the future, manage non-movement symptoms and provide an extra level of support.