Caregiver Resources for Parkinson’s
Spouses, family members, and friends very often serve as caring partners to individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
Though they do not have the diagnosis of PD themselves, the lives of care partners are also greatly affected by the disease. Being the caring partner of a person with PD requires a major transition of roles and adjustment of expectations about the future.
PCLA is here to support the open communication, education, and teamwork that are vial elements in the relationships among you and your caregiving partners.
Publications on Parkinson’s Caregiving
Parkinson’s Care Partner Rulebook, from the Davis Phinney Foundation (request a free digital copy by email)
This month, Leslie Rodier shares with us her family’s Parkinson’s story and how she learned to care for herself while balancing her family’s needs. Leslie’s husband Bob Potter serves on PCLA’s Board of Directors. In September 2006, Bob was diagnosed with Parkinson’s....
By Tom Knechtel My husband Bob collapsed from sepsis, and, after two months in hospitals and rehab places, I brought him home and cared for him until he died, five months later. Here’s some of what I learned during that time. The task of caring for someone at home can...