In this session of Dr. Gilbert Hosts, special guests Veronica Greg, and Mario shared their expertise on caring for those living with Parkinson’s and answered audience questions live.They have a range of experiences at different stages of the disease and shared their stories and advice about:.
- Planning for PD over the long term
- Navigating the health care system
- Raising a family when your partner has PD
- Negotiating finances and employment
- Taking care of the care partner
- and more
ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
Greg is a care partner for his partner Chad who has been living with PD for almost 20 years. Greg and Chad enjoy splitting their time between Wisconsin and California’s Wine Country. Their biggest job is attempting to coordinate life with their 13-year-old son Jordan.
Mario is a care partner for his mother Luz who has been living with PD for 12 years. They enjoy going shopping together!
Veronica was a care partner for her Mom Matilde for about 15 years before Matilde passed away in 2020 at the age of 89. Matilde was a powerful matriarch who loved her family fiercely, and worked her entire life to better her community.