For the husbands and wives, sons and daughters, and friends and relatives of PwPs.
These are the people whose lives are also impacted by Parkinson’s disease. At first, they provide a sympathetic shoulder, but as time goes on and their loved one’s symptoms decline, they will begin to miss the things they used to be able do for each other. As the burden begins to shift to the Care Partner, his or her life becomes stressful and more and more consumed by, not only caring for their partner but slowly taking on the roles and duties of the PwP. This support group takes on the challenge of finding ways to de-stress lives of the Care Partner by sharing stories of what has worked for them, and offering encouragement to take time for yourself.
This is a very thorough discussion by Aly Chananie, SLP; Jen Lazaro, PT; Sue Santana, OT; and Gina Danner, Psychologist covering all aspects of Care for the Carepartner of a Person with Parkinson’s (PwP).