When someone you love is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (PD), it is natural to feel a range of emotions from confusion to anger to fear. Taking care of yourself is as important as caring for your loved one with PD.
APDA is here to help with resources and support programs designed specifically for you.
Caregiver Support Series
Throughout the year we offer several sessions of the 6-week Powerful Tools for Caregivers series.
Powerful Tools is a six week educational series designed to provide you, the caregiver, with tools needed to take care of yourself while caring for a loved one. Classes consist of interactive sessions; discussions and brainstorming to help you take the “tools” you choose and put them into action in your life. Class participants are given the Caregiver Helpbook to accompany the class and the class follow a structured curriculum.
January 16th – February 20th
Tuesdays 6:30pm – 8:00pm PST
Virtual Program on Zoom
Spring Session TBA
Space is Limited! Program is free to attend.
To Register– Contact Katie Freeman, MSW at 206-507-4091, email@example.com
- Download our publication called Becoming a Care Partner to learn about ways you can handle some of the challenges of being a care partner.
- When a parent has Parkinson’s disease, the couple may wonder how to talk to their children about the diagnosis. My Mommy Has PD….But It’s Okay is a guide for young children about Parkinson’s disease
Care Partner Support Groups
- Find Care Partner Support Groups in your local area: Visit Support Group Listings
- Join APDA’s new online community support forum with Smart Patients.