[Podcast Recording] For Parkinson’s Care Partners: Managing Your Own Mental Health and Well-Being

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episode summary

In this episode, social worker Jessica Shurer, MSW, LCSW, discusses:

  • What self-care for Parkinson’s care partners actually means
  • The complexities of mental health for Parkinson’s care partners, including anticipatory grief and high levels of unpredictability 
  • The shift in identity when becoming a care partner
  • The influence of negative self talk
  • Understanding the signs of depression, anxiety, and caregiver burden
  • The importance of self awareness in understanding when you’re experiencing mental health difficulties and what you need to improve them
  • Finding ways to manage your stress
  • The importance of connecting with others
  • Seeking professional help
  • Empathy versus sympathy
  • The importance of self advocacy in improving your mental health

 

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