Tag Archives: self-care

GET INVOLVED in Parkinson’s awareness

As we enter the last week of Parkinson’s awareness month (April!), I have to ask; what are YOU doing to¬†draw awareness to this disease? – I had an interesting discussion with a colleague who attended the World Parkinson Congress in Montreal last October. His area of focus is self-care and chronic disease management and it was his first time being… Read more »

coping skills for parkinson’s care partners – PDF expert briefing

I attended an online presentation from the Parkinson Disease Foundation on coping skills for PD caregivers, in honour of National Family Caregivers Month. – Dr. Julie Carter, from the Parkinson Centre of Oregon, spoke about how caregivers are integral to the emotional and physical health of the persons with PD. She spoke on how stress impacts the mind-body and introduced… Read more »

self-care

The Parkinson Society British Columbia (website here) has a much needed initiative this year to support workshops for caregivers of persons with Parkinson’s disease, Time Out for Caregivers. I was asked to be the keynote speaker at their second workshop in Kelowna on May 26th and was so honored to be able to share the afternoon with these amazing men… Read more »