PARKit

What is PARKit?

We’ve created a Parkinson’s Awareness Resource Kit (PARKit) to give to people who are newly diagnosed, or new to support groups or our cafes. We’ve included information from national Parkinson organizations and local community resources with a focus on living well.

Below you’ll find an electronic version. We hope that it will help you to find answers to help you to make the most of your life with Parkinson’s.

Everything in green font below is a link. Titles of the organizations are also links.

Parkinson Social Network

8 Tips/Lessons for Caregivers

Support Groups – list of local groups in Northern Virginia to as far west as Winchester. All led by volunteer facilitators.

Choosing A Home Care Provider – helpful questions to help you find the best fit.

American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA)

Everyday Helpful Hints: to improve the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s Disease

Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease: 10 Things You Can Do Now

Medications to be Avoided or Used With Caution in Parkinson’s Disease

Click here for more publications you can download. Publications are in English and Spanish.

AARP

Prepare to Care: A Caregiving Planning Guide for Families

Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson’s

Every Victory Counts® Manual

Insight Memory Care Center

Caregiver Toolkit
The 10 Warning Signs

Medical Alert Foundation

Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Centers (PADRECC)

Information about Southeast PADRECC in Richmond

Parkinson’s Foundation

Aware in Care: Patient Safety Kit

Parkinson’s Disease Fact Sheet

Medical Alert Card

Click here for more publications you can download from their PD Library. Publications are in English and Spanish.

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