Top 10 Essential Caregiver Resources

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Parkinson's Foundation

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

  1. Helpline

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

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Caregiver Corner

Building Stronger Caregiving Partnerships Through Better Communication

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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.

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Caregiver Corner

Caregivers Share Their Best Caregiving Advice

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Parkinson's Foundation

In anticipation of the Parkinson’s Foundation 2018 Caregiver Summit|Cumbre Para Cuidadores on December 1, in English and Spanish, we asked caregivers for their advice for caregivers and care partners who are new to the Parkinson’s disease (PD) community. Each of these caregivers will be attending the Caregiver Summit as a recipient of our Support Group Leader Travel Scholarship, made possible by Presenting Sponsor ACADIA Pharmaceuticals.  

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Caregiver Corner

How Hector and Mary Fight Parkinson’s Together

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Parkinson's Foundation

After 41 years of marriage, four children, seven grandchildren and a Parkinson’s disease (PD) diagnosis, Hector and Mary Padilla still say they are in their honeymoon stage.

“Throughout my entire career, every time I traveled for work, Mary took care of everything,” said Hector. “I always appreciated that someone so beautiful, talented and smart, devoted all her efforts to make me happy.”

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Caregiver Corner
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