Building Stronger Caregiving Partnerships Through Better Communication

Parkinson's Foundation

This article summarizes the 2018 Caregiver Summit | Cumbre Para Cuidadores presentation “Building Stronger Caregiving Partnerships Through Better Communication” by Angela Roberts, PhD, from Northwestern University.

Conversations are more than just the conveying of information. They are key to creating and maintaining relationships. They instill a sense of self and are critical as we establish and express our own self-identity.

Caregiver Corner

Expert Briefings: Improving Communication in Parkinson's Disease: One Voice, Many Listeners

Angela Roberts-South, M.A., C.C.C.-S.L.P., C.A.S.L.P.O. (Reg.), Ph.D. Candidate


  • To understand the complex dynamics of communication in Parkinson's disease.
  • To review evidenced-based therapies for improving speech and voice changes in Parkinson's disease.
  • To explore novel approaches for managing communication challenges at all stages of living with Parkinson's disease.

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