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You're Invited: Join an Online Seminar for National Family Caregivers Month

During National Family Caregivers Month, PDF invites Parkinson’s care partners to get involved through educational programs and support services.  Start by joining us on Tuesday, November 22 at 1:00 PM ET online or by phone for “Caring for a Person with Late Stage Parkinson’s.”


PD ExpertBriefing: Caring for a Person with Late Stage Parkinson’s

What: 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?  Find out by joining this one-hour online seminar.  The presenters will discuss strategies for promoting the safety, dignity and quality of life for those with advanced Parkinson's. 

When: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 at 1:00 PM ET

Where: Online or by Phone

Who: Parkinson's Disease Foundation, joined by Joan Gardner, R.N., B.S.N., and Rose Wichmann, P.T., of the Struthers Parkinson's Center in Minneapolis, MN. 

How to Attend:
To join by computer, sign up now and you will receive tips for testing your computer to ensure the seminar plays properly on the day of the event. You can listen in through your computer or by calling a unique toll‐free number. To join by phone, sign up now and you will receive a unique toll-free number and pass code to use the day of the event. Online participants can submit questions to the faculty members during the second half of the seminar.
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National Family Caregiver Month

There are many ways to get involved this November.  Rhona Johnson, a member of PDF’s People with Parkinson’s Advisory Council, whose late husband lived with Parkinson’s, noted, “No care partner can do it all.  I urge Parkinson’s care partners to seek support and ask for the help that they need.  PDF’s programs will help you to navigate caregiving so that Parkinson’s is a part of life, but not what defines it.” 
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