OCTOBER MESSAGE FROM PRO PRESIDENT JO ROSEN

My September Birthday was simply wonderful and I thank each one of you that sent greetings and messages. I celebrated by taking a whirlwind trip to Boston where I participated in a Parkinson’s Summit orchestrated by Sunovian, a pharmaceutical company with two Parkinson’s drugs in their pipeline, one for off episodes and the other for psychosis. It … [Read more...]

CAREGIVING NEEDS DOUBLE AS END OF LIFE NEARS

Most rely on family members to provide that support, researchers say TUESDAY, Aug. 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Reliance on caregivers doubles as people near death, and half of those caregivers -- typically unpaid family members -- report having no time for themselves, a new study indicates. The research used a nationally representative … [Read more...]

Non-Drug Tips for Coping with Challenging Behavior

Esther Heerema, MSW as published in “Very Well” One of the more difficult aspects of Parkinson’s, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is that it changes the way an individual thinks and reacts to every-day situations. Whether you’re providing physical care, bringing your loved one to a doctor’s appointment or just spending time with them, you may … [Read more...]

CARING FOR MYSELF

Caring for a person with a chronic illness, such as Parkinson’s disease, on a full-time basis can be overwhelming. Following are some ideas you might incorporate to keep your life more balanced as your loved one goes through the stages of Parkinson’s disease. 1) Put together a list of friends and family members whom you trust and can call upon … [Read more...]

NON-DRUG TIPS FOR COPING WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR

NON-DRUG TIPS FOR COPING WITH CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS Esther Heerema, MSW published in Very Well One of the more difficult aspects of Parkinson’s dementia or Alzheimer’s disease is that it changes the way an individual thinks and reacts to every-day situations. Whether you’re providing physical care, bringing your loved one to a doctor’s … [Read more...]