I became a caregiver when my husband was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD) in 1999. We had no idea what to expect. We were both working full-time with a son in elementary school. The first few years were pretty easy with no progression and few obvious symptoms.
American Red Cross - Family Caregiver Training Program
Local Red Cross chapters offer in-person educational sessions, for a nominal fee, on topics such as:
- Home safety
- Healthy eating
- Legal and financial issues
- Self-care for the caregiver
Care Recipient Eligibility: