Almost twenty years ago, my wife, Sandra, learned she had Parkinson's disease. On that day, I became her caregiver.
The articles on this website are devoted to Parkinson's disease and to caregivers who struggle daily with the demands of care.
I hope the information I provide here can help.
I am pleased to announce that my new book, A Parkinson's Life: And a Caregiver's Roadmap has been published and is now available here.
People have asked what advice I'd give for the new caregiver. I decided to put it in a document. You can download it for free here.
Caregiving can be an emotional pit. Caregivers routinely report anger, frustration, despair, depression. We're told we need to handle negative emotions. To vent or suppress or reframe them. But negative emotions are there for a purpose. They alert us to problems or threats. Harnessing negative emotions means evaluating what they're tellng us and taking action to deal with the problem.
I've prepared a booklet on dealing with negative emotions. You can download it for free here.