Meet Renee Calvin. She is the primary care partner for her husband Mike, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2011. However, two years ago Mike’s PD progressed in an unexpected way – he began seeing things that were not there and believing things that were not true. Learn more about Renee and Mike’s story.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as passed in 1990 and amended in 2008, protects against unlawful discrimination based on disability in virtually all aspects of American life.
Having or being diagnosed with an illness does not automatically entitle someone to those protections, and for those eligible for protections the scope of their rights may be limited.
But there is no mistaking that the ADA is the cornerstone civil rights law providing equal opportunity for people with disabilities in the United States.
Caring and Coping is a comprehensive guide for caregivers of people with Parkinson’s at any stage. The workbook contains tips and tools to make the caring journey as productive as possible with the least amount of stress. The book focuses on your dual role as a caregiver: caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease, and taking care of yourself.
The book complements our dedication to caregivers of people with Parkinson’s.