Connie Carpenter Phinney, care partner to Davis Phinney, discusses how saying “no” as a protective strategy can actually mean saying “yes”, but by reframing situations so that they don’t place too much burden on the person living with Parkinson’s or his or her care partner.
It is vitally important that care partners have a depth of self-knowledge and be willing to ask, “How am I doing today?” or “How am I doing in this moment?”
Happiness is contagious and a key ingredient in any long and happy marriage.
It’s time to rewrite the rules for Parkinson’s care partners.
Connie Carpenter Phinney talks about how adult children of people with Parkinson’s can intervene without interfering.
Learn ways to communicate with children of different ages about Parkinson’s.