When you care for someone with advanced Parkinson’s, you must live life one day at a time, but being organized and planning for many potential outcomes will decrease future stress. These videos will help you keep yourself organized and set up reliable systems to make life a little easier and more enjoyable for both you and your loved one.
Part 1 offers strategies to stay organized and make a routine so that the actions of the person with Parkinson’s can become comfortable habits rather than a daily challenge. Part 2 reviews how to keep medical information organized, prepare for an emergency, plan for the future and, importantly, take time out to enjoy being with the person with Parkinson’s.
The information here offers suggestions and helpful hints, but is not designed to answer all questions. Each person with Parkinson’s is unique, so the suggestions may need to be modified for your particular situation. You are strongly recommended to seek and build a team of professionals in your local area to help you on your caregiving journey. If you have questions or need a referral to a local provider, call the Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636).