Keys to Caregiving

Keys to Caregiving

Topics: family, caregiving, and relationships

Educational Supplement #4

Caryn Crenshaw, RN, Coordinator
APDA Information & Referral Center, Centennial Medical Center, Nashville, TN

A person close to you, someone you care for, has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD).  It is natural to feel like the rug has been pulled out from under both of you.  Part of coping with a diagnosis of any kind is confronting the unknown-what exactly is Parkinson's disease? Where am I today in the process of this disease? What can I expect tomorrow and the days after?  This article is intended to offer broad strategies for caring for a person with Parkinson's disease as well as identifying and accessing useful resources.

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