Caring for a Person with Late Stage Parkinson’s

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
EST

What can you expect as Parkinson’s progresses to its advanced stages?  How can you and your loved one living with Parkinson’s prepare for the challenges it presents? 

To help answer these questions and to recognize National Family Caregiver Month 2011 (November), PDF offers this annual online seminar designed for care partners of people living with Parkinson’s. Listen in as Joan Gardner, R.N., B.S.N. and Rose Wichmann, P.T., of the Struthers Parkinson's Center in Minneapolis, MN, present a one-hour seminar on the topic.

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Learning Objectives: 
  • Recognize the importance of education and training to optimize care partner health and well-being.
  • Identify how the use of adaptive equipment and appropriate cues make daily life easier.
  • Be able to list suggestions for promoting safety, dignity and quality of life for those with advanced stage Parkinson's.
Faculty: 
Rose Wichmann , P.T.

 

Ms. Wichmann is a physical therapist and manager of Struthers Parkinson's Center. The center is recognized nationally for its interdisciplinary team approach to management of Parkinson's disease. She co-authored "Managing Advanced Parkinson's Disease,” distributed nationally by NPF, and co-developed the TULIPS program, a Parkinson’s training toolkit designed for use by senior residential facilities, with Joan Gardner, R.N., B.S.N.

Ms. Wichmann is a faculty member of NPF’s Allied Team Training for Parkinson's program and continues to work on programs and services designed to enhance and improve care for those with Parkinson's and their family care partners.

Joan Gardner , R.N., B.S.N.

 

Ms. Gardner is a registered nurse and clinic supervisor of the Struthers Parkinson's Center in Minneapolis MN, coordinating the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) Center of Excellence at this location. She co-authored "Managing Advanced Parkinson's Disease,” distributed nationally by NPF, and co-developed the TULIPS program, a Parkinson’s training toolkit designed for use by senior residential facilities, with Rose Wichmann, P.T.

Ms. Gardner is a faculty member of NPF’s Allied Team Training for Parkinson's program and continues to work on programs and services designed to enhance and improve care for those with Parkinson's and their family care partners.

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This series has been made possible by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc., Sunovion and Lundbeck LLC.

It is designed in collaboration with Dallas Area Parkinsonism Society (DAPS); Houston Area Parkinson Society (HAPS); Michigan Parkinson Foundation (MPF); the Neuro Challenge Foundation (NCF); Parkinson Association of the Carolinas (PAC); Parkinson Association of the Rockies (PAR); Parkinson's Association (PA) and Parkinson Support Center of Kentuckiana (PSCKY).