When someone you love has Parkinson’s Disease, you are exposed to the effects of the disease. Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that currently does not have a cure. The disease progresses over five stages and includes symptoms ranging from mild like tremors to advanced where patients are not able to stand on their own without assistance. Being the primary caregiver for someone with Parkinson’s is both physically and mentally exhausting, and at times overwhelming.
We are lucky to live in the Suncoast of Florida, where there are resources for families who are dealing with Parkinson’s Disease. One of the local organizations that we hold near and dear to our hearts is the Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s. They offer incredible support systems for families with Parkinson’s and we’d like to highlight the Care Advising Program.
Care Advisors offer free individualized guidance to people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers
All Neuro Challenge programs and services, including Care Advising, are available at no charge to the Parkinson’s community in Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Marion, Highlands, Pinellas counties, and beyond.
Today, there are more resources and opportunities available for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers than ever before. The key, however, is not only finding them but also knowing which to choose and then ensuring they all work together. Simply put, this can be overwhelming. But it’s important to know you’re not alone on your journey with Parkinson’s.
Visit NeuroChallenge.org for more information or call 941-926-6413 to schedule a meeting with a Care Advisor to help you on your Parkinson’s journey.