Parkinson's Patients   
Support Groups, Inc.
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Understanding PD

Caregiver's Corner

Information and Tips for Caregivers

PPSG has compiled a set of documents and weblinks containing helpful information for Parkinson's caregivers.


Click on the following document titles to view them.  The documents are in pdf-format, so they may be downloaded and printed.  

-   Glossary of PD Terms (source WebMD)

-   Tips on Self-care for Caregivers

-   TakeCare! - A Guide for Caregivers 


The Comfort of Home for Parkinson's Disease:  A Guide for Caregivers  (recommended book for caregivers) 

PD Organizations offering Support for Caregivers
American Parkinson Disease Association - Caregiving Service
The Michael J Fox Foundation - Support and Caregiving
National Parkinson Foundation - for Caregivers
Parkinsons Action Network - For Caregivers
Parkinson Disease Foundation - Caregiving and Family Support

National Support for Caregivers
AARP Caregiving Resource Center
Children of Aging Parents (CAPS)
Family Caregiver Alliance
National Alliance for Caregiving
National Family Caregivers Association
Well Spouse Association

State and Local Support for Caregivers
California Caregiver Resource Centers

Preparing for Hospital Visits
Aware in Care kit from the National Parkinson Foundation

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research & AbbVie have partnered to create Partners in Parkinson’s, a health initiative which provides new educational tools and resources to help Parkinson’s patients and caregivers optimize care at every stage of the disease.  These resources include a Movement Disorder Specialist Finder tool, Parkinson's Disease Advocates who provide one-on-one support via phone or email, and in-person educational events around the country.
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