April is National Parkinson's Awareness Month

 

In the United States, approximately 60,000 new cases of Parkinson’s disease (PD) are diagnosed each year. The Center for Disease control rated complications from Parkinson’s disease as the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. Worldwide, it is estimated that more than ten million people suffer from the condition. There is hope, however, as scientists work towards a cure and make progress in identifying the best treatment options for patients. Learn more about PD now.

Caring for someone with Parkinson's disease

Taking care of someone with PD is a journey in which the caregiver naturally has a lot of concerns, questions, and the need for outside support and guidance. While your loved one’s Parkinson’s diagnosis probably changed your life overnight, caregiver is a role and an identity that you grow into, and it does not have to erase or replace any existing ways you self-identify. Whether you are just learning about a loved one’s diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, adapting to new challenges as the disease progresses, or a seasoned primary caregiver, it is important to take care of yourself.

National Parkinson's Foundation is dedicated to helping you learn about Parkinson's disease and understand what care and support options are available.

  • Gain access to a comprehensive listing of articles, checklists, books, DVDs, videos, webcasts and web sites to help you learn more about PD. PD Library.

  • Get connected with professionals and other people caring for people with Parkinson's. Discussion Forum.

 

Information gathered from the National Parkinson's Foundation Website: https://www.parkinson.org/

 

Need respite from caregiving? Del Oro is partnering with the local Parkinson's Association to provide this valuable resource. Inquire with the Parkinson's Association of Northern California by calling them at 916-357-6641 or visit their website here.