Caregiver's Corner

Palliative Care for Parkinson's Disease

posted Apr 16, 2020, 2:02 PM by Missoula PDSG   [ updated Apr 16, 2020, 2:11 PM ]

This is a great article about palliative care (NOT hospice) for Parkinsons disease from the Annals of Palliative Medicine: Click here to view the article

Prepare to Care: A Caregiving Planning Guide for Families

posted Nov 15, 2018, 8:04 AM by Missoula PDSG

Prepare to Care: A Resource Guide for Families was developed by AARP to help make the job more manageable. It includes information on how to have vital conversations with older family members, organize important documents, assess your loved one's needs and locate important resources.

Click here to get your free copy.

Parkinson's Better Halves 3

posted Feb 21, 2018, 12:59 PM by Missoula PDSG

This Facebook group is designed only for the wives who are caregivers of those wonderful hubbies who suffer with Parkinson's Disease. No subject is taboo!

Choosing a Hospice: 16 Questions to Ask

posted Feb 15, 2018, 9:06 AM by Missoula PDSG   [ updated Feb 15, 2018, 9:08 AM ]

How do you find the most appropriate hospice?

Experts at American Hospice Foundation have put together a list of questions to ask when choosing a hospice service. Answers to these questions will help you assess the quality of care and help you make an informed choice.

Tips for Caring for Someone with Parkinson's

posted Jan 25, 2018, 3:11 PM by Missoula PDSG   [ updated Jan 25, 2018, 3:18 PM ]

It’s always devastating when a loved one is diagnosed with a life changing disease like Parkinson’s.  While naturally, people tend to gravitate towards providing comfort, resources and coping mechanisms, there is always someone else that needs to be thought of: their caregiver.

Click here to read the article.

Backup Plans

posted Dec 16, 2017, 1:34 PM by Missoula PDSG

Sometimes family caregivers die before their patients. Here's how to prepare for the worst-case scenario:

By Natalie Pompilio
Published in the Oct-Nov issue of

Caregiver Self-Care Activity Book

posted Nov 16, 2017, 3:03 PM by Missoula PDSG   [ updated Dec 1, 2017, 2:21 PM ]

The VA Caregiver Support Line Celebrates Veteran Caregivers

"Caregiving Around the Clock"

Click here to view the VA Caregiver Self-Care Activity Book

Caregiving for People Living with Parkinson’s

posted Sep 15, 2017, 9:20 AM by Missoula PDSG   [ updated Sep 15, 2017, 9:30 AM ]

Caring for a loved one with PD can be a challenging job, especially as the disease progresses. Get prepared, take care of yourself, and get help.  Don’t try to do it all yourself.  Work to maintain a good relationship with your loved one with PD and encourage them to stay active.  Caregiving starts with education.

From Family Caregiver Alliance

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