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What the Spouse or Close Partner of Someone Diagnosed with Parkinson's Should Know

What the Spouse or Close Partner of Someone Diagnosed with Parkinson's Should Know

If your life partner gets diagnosed with Parkinson’s, you’re in for the ride, and if you don’t learn how to best face this diagnosis head-on together, your days and years moving forward will be much more challenging than they need to be. Today we’re covering the 8 things you need to know if you’re spouse or close partner has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Caring For Someone With Advanced Parkinson's Disease

Caring For Someone With Advanced Parkinson's Disease

For caregivers and their loved ones in the later stages of Parkinson’s, this time can be incredibly challenging emotionally, physically, and financially. However, there are simple ways to make this chapter of Parkinson’s easier on you, as a caregiver, and on your loved one.

Parkinson's Caregiver Tips - Laying the Groundwork Early After Diagnosis

Parkinson's Caregiver Tips - Laying the Groundwork Early After Diagnosis

Has someone you care about recently been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease? Are you wondering how you - as a spouse, partner, or family member - can step into the caregiver role and what you should expect in the days, months, and years ahead? Today we’re talking about how to lay the groundwork early after a Parkinson’s diagnosis to ensure you, as a caregiver, and your loved one can move forward together in an effective and powerful way.

Parkinson's Caregiver Burnout: Handling Grief, Anxiety, and Depression

Parkinson's Caregiver Burnout: Handling Grief, Anxiety, and Depression

Are you a caring for someone with Parkinson’s, and experiencing feelings of sadness, anger, forgetfulness, isolation, and depression? While these are typically considered symptoms of “caregiver burnout”, they can also indicate that you are be experiencing grief. One of the biggest myths about grief is that it only follows a death. The truth is that grief can show up long before death arrives and can often be triggered the moment a Parkinson’s diagnosis is delivered, for both you and your loved one with Parkinson’s.

How to get Unstuck from a Parkinson's Freezing Episode - The "5S" Method

How to get Unstuck from a Parkinson's Freezing Episode - The "5S" Method

There's nothing more frustrating than feeling like you're stuck in place and, for one in 3 people with Parkinson's, it happens all too often. Learning how to overcome an episode of freezing can be a liberating skill to have and this week we boil it down to something I like to call: The 5-S Method.