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National Family Caregivers Month

Each November, PDF Recognizes Care Partners as Essential to Care and the Cause

During November, National Family Caregivers Month, we recognize the care partners who are essential not only to care ... but also to the cause.

As you know, care partners and family members play a key role in the care of people with Parkinson’s. But they are doing so much more to help the entire Parkinson’s community. Here’s how PDF can offer support for all the ways that care partners help the cause.
  • Caring through Research: Like people with Parkinson’s, care partners are essential to changing research. In fact, many of PDF’s Research Advocates are care partners who are working on the frontlines with researchers. We invite care partners to apply for spots at upcoming trainings for the Parkinson’s Advocates in Research program. Learn more here.
  • Caring through Education: Care partners are essential to educating others about Parkinson’s, whether their loved ones or local support groups. They are invited to take advantage of PDF’s free educational programs, including our PD ExpertBriefing: Caregiving and Parkinson's: Laying the Groundwork for the Road Ahead, now available to view on our website at anytime. Care partners can also contact our HelpLine at (800) 457-6676 and order educational materials (including several designed for care partners) by visiting our website here.
  • Caring through Support: Care partners have more passion for the Parkinson’s cause than most. That’s why care partners are some of our most dedicated fundraisers, running 10ks and hosting bake sales in honor of loved ones. We invite care partners to join our PDF Champions team, Through which they’ll have the support and resources they need to maximize their impact. Learn more here.

Would you like to honor a care partner in your life? Give the gift of a 2014 Creativity and Parkinson’s calendar by ordering here.

*This year's PD ExpertBriefing series has been made possible by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc., and Teva Neuroscience.