For Caregivers

Caregivers are important members of the Parkinson’s community, and their advocacy voices make a difference in the fight for better treatments and cures.  The Parkinson’s Action Network (PAN) hosted an interview series with three experts to help educate the community on caregiving, and what federal and state support might be available to spouses, partners, children, friends, and loved ones who help care for a person with Parkinson’s disease.

Caregiver Interview Series Participants
Kathy Greenlee
Administrator, Administration for Community Living
and Assistant Secretary for Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Gail Hunt
President and CEO
National Alliance for Caregiving

Angela Robb
Caregiver, Spouse, PAN Virginia State Director

Host: Amy Comstock Rick; CEO, Parkinson’s Action Network

Resources Mentioned in PAN’s Caregiver Interview Series
Family Medical Leave Act
Lifespan Respite Care
Aging and Disability Resource Centers
Elder Care Locator:  800-677-1116 (toll-free)

Parkinson’s Community Caregiver Resources
American Parkinson’s Disease Association
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
National Parkinson Foundation
The Parkinson Alliance
Parkinson Disease Foundation

This program is made possible by a conference support grant awarded from and administered by the Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) of the U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command (USAMRMC), Award # W81XWH-11-1-0353.

The Caregivers Web Series was made possible in part by a grant from UCB.