Helpline: Parkinson's Support

Parkinson's disease is a brain disorder that primarily affects a person's movement. Coping with or caring for a loved one with Parkinson's can be very challenging, but you are not alone. Parkinson's is common, affecting nearly 1 million Americans. Sharing your own experiences about managing or caring for a loved one with Parkinson's or learning more about other caregivers' experiences, the ExtendaTouch Parkinson's support group will enable you to connect with actual people who experience the same daily challenges.

ExtendaTouch is entirely free and is packed full of stories, friendly advice, and resources that can help you feel part of a positive group. All types of people gather to share resources and opportunities that can help everyone live their best life while providing care for their loved ones.

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TheTechGuy, ExtendaTouch facilitator
I have years of experience I can share if it will help. My friend was diagnosed 20 years before the disease took her. With drugs, the disease can be controlled, but it is never comfortable to watch your loved one freeze up over time, losing the ability to talk and even to point to a sign that says I can't talk. If you need support, please reach out. Are you currently working with a Parkinson's patient?
I care(d) a total of 12 years for a female
martywolf1
My mother had parkinson's disease. I was a huge caretaker of my mother. Shopping was very hard for her so that was the first task I was responsible to help her with.
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a female
4hearts
I have years of experience I can share if it will help.
I care(d) a total of 4 years for a malefemale
andyc, ExtendaTouch facilitator
I understand the disease, its progression, and care. I cared for a woman for 10 years from 83 to 93. I would be glad to share my information and support.
I care(d) a total of 10 years for a female
JLS
I have years of experience I can share if it will help.
I care(d) a total of 7 years for a malefemale
Keeledm
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a male
Msemolic
I care(d) a total of 8 years for a female
mrwhite
I have some experience in this subject I can share.
I care(d) a total of 5 years for a male
Shirley
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a male
Abkaeson78
I care(d) a total of 1 year for a female