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Care Partner Training Series

The Davis Phinney Care Partner Training Seven-Week Course is starting Friday, September 29 Friday through November 10. A recent survey indicated that care partners want and need specific training on managing advanced symptoms and medications, advice on how to manage acute symptoms and episodes, and practical ways to manage not just Parkinson’s care but other health-related concerns. During this training, experts from the Davis Phinney Foundation will offer education, tools for building self-efficacy, strategies for managing change, and a game plan for navigating the various complications Parkinson's may throw your way. Additionally, you'll get to learn, share, and connect with others who are traveling a similar path.



7-Week Program Schedule:

SESSION 1 - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 @ 1-3 PM MOUNTAIN

Topics:

  • Program Aims, Expectations, and Flow

  • What it Means to Be a Parkinson’s Care Partner

  • Care Partner Roles Post-Diagnosis

  • Parkinson’s Care Partner Strain and Outcomes


SESSION 2 - MONDAY, OCTOBER 2 @ 12-2 PM MOUNTAIN

Topics:

  • Patient Advocacy and Managing Change

  • Falls and Exercise

  • Constipation and nOH


SESSION 3 - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 @ 9-10 AM MOUNTAIN

Topics:

  • Parkinson’s Medications, Complications, and Advanced Symptoms with Serena Hess, RN


SESSION 4 - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10 @ 10-11 AM MOUNTAIN

Topic:

  • Parkinson’s Nutrition with Kristin Gustashaw, RD


SESSION 5 - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 @ 1-3 PM MOUNTAIN

Topics:

  • Depression, Anxiety, Apathy, Loneliness, and Isolation


SESSION 6 - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 @ 1-3 PM MOUNTAIN

Topics:

  • Guilt, Anger

  • Symptom Management and OFF


SESSION 7 - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27 @ 1-3 PM MOUNTAIN

Topics:

  • Cognition and Sleep

  • Hallucinations and Delusions


SESSION 8 - MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 @ 11 AM -12 PM MOUNTAIN

Topics:

  • Navigating the Healthcare System, Medicare, and Patient and Care Partner Support with Sarah Chen, LCSW


SESSION 9 - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 @ 1-3 PM MOUNTAIN

Topics:

  • Uncertainty

  • Anticipatory Grief, Ambiguous Loss


SESSION 10 - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 @ 1-3 PM MOUNTAIN

Topic:

  • Self-Efficacy, Resilience, and Q&A








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