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What are the duties of a caregiver of someone with Parkinson's disease?

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As a caregiver of someone with Parkinson's disease, you have a lot to do. You:

  • Help maintain the quality of life for your loved one
  • Educate yourself about symptoms, treatments, and the progression of the disease
  • Keep track of appointments with the doctor, medication schedules, and exercise
  • Offer the love and support needed to meet the challenges of Parkinson's disease

SOURCES:

National Parkinson Foundation: "Caring for Someone with PD" and "For Those Who care For People With Parkinson's."

PDCaregiver.org: "Welcome to Care - for CareGivers of People with Parkinson's."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

National Parkinson Foundation: "Caring for Someone with PD" and "For Those Who care For People With Parkinson's."

PDCaregiver.org: "Welcome to Care - for CareGivers of People with Parkinson's."

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on November 11, 2018

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