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Caregiver Burnout: What it Looks Like and How to Cope

By |May 4th, 2023|Categories: Care Partners|

Intermittent stress for short periods of time is tolerable. However, constant stress for long periods of time will lead to burnout. As Parkinson’s symptoms progress, it becomes harder to independently handle daily tasks, shifting more mental and physical responsibility to your spouse, family members and care partners.  This blog highlights risk factors and common signs of caregiver burnout and explores potential steps carepartners can take to build in breaks. Failing to heed signs of burnout could potentially lead to hospitalization for the carepartner without Parkinson’s and poor health effects.  Know the Risk Factors for Caregiver Burnout  Isolation - As loved ones become more

Five Reasons Routines are Rough and How Coffee Can Help

By |February 26th, 2023|Categories: Care Partners, Persons with Parkinson's|Tags: |

Why is it so hard to stick to a routine? Perhaps it’s in the definition. After all, a routine is a "customary course of action; more or less mechanical performance of certain acts or duties. The last time we checked, you aren’t a robot so doing something in a mechanical way feels unnatural. We’re used to finding the path of least resistance and when something feels difficult, it is so hard to forge ahead.  There is a lengthy list of reasons that it is so hard to get into a routine of healthy behaviors. The first is that we underestimate how long it

Can I Take a Spin Class With Parkinson’s?

By |January 29th, 2023|Categories: Care Partners, Persons with Parkinson's|

Join us Tuesdays and Thursday at 9:30am RSVP Now Fears about trying spin class are the same - with or without Parkinson’s. What if I fall off the bike? What if I can’t keep up? What if I don’t know how to operate and adjust the bike? I am definitely not the spandex wearing type so won’t I stick out like a sore thumb?  In short, you won’t, who cares, instructors are there to help and neither are most people - just wear something you can move in.  Our spin instructors are keeping a keen eye on spinners to ensure they

When Your Loved One with Parkinson’s Doesn’t Want to Exercise

By |January 24th, 2023|Categories: Care Partners|

In this blog post, we’ll cover the most common reasons your significant other is avoiding exercise and three potential solutions to this problem. If you’re reading this, it means you care deeply about your loved one and understand that movement is one of the most important tools people with Parkinson’s have in their arsenal.  Incorporating physical activity can slow the disease’s progression, control its symptoms, build brain health AND decrease anxiety.  Despite these benefits, people with Parkinson’s may be reluctant to work out.    Why They Don’t Want To Exercise They Lack the Motivation to Start  The first way to address a lack

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