Support Programs

Our goal at the Parkinson Support Center of Northern Nevada is to connect people with Parkinson's Disease and their loved ones with all the resources available in Northern Nevada that we can find.  

 

Support Programs include support groups as well as financial and legal resources.  We realize that the care of the PD patient includes the emotional and financial well-being of the patient, their family and caregivers.

 

Support groups provide a place for people impacted by Parkinson's disease and to share information and experiences.  This includes patients, families, caregivers, and friends. Groups may host presentations by professionals, such as neurologists with expertise in movement disorders, fitness trainers with PD experience, financial or legal planners who can help with medical billing and insurance issues, home care providers, etc.

Most support groups are open to all Parkinson's patients, families, caregivers, and friends. Some are for patients-only or caregivers-only, while others are oriented toward Deep Brain Stimulation or early-onset patients and their families. Groups typically meet on a monthly basis.  Although we try to keep this list current, details may change, so please call ahead before attending any groups.

Support Programs When You've Been Diagnosed with PD

You'll find information on local and online support groups. 

 

We also give links to sites with general information on PD and specifically for Young Onset PD. 

 

In addition, we give some links to some helpful apps for managing medication schedules and keeping track of symptoms.

 

"Don't Give Up" is a message of hope and resilience dedicated to all of those who battle the non-motor "Parkinson's disease symptoms that you don't see," but that heavily impact quality of life.

 

It is an invitation to look at a broader picture of what living with PD is, from the perspective of newly diagnosed and young onset PWPs who are determined to never give up. 

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

The  Parkinson Support Center believes that decisions about medical care must occur between a patient and a trusted medical professional. The information presented on this website is not intended to replace or interfere with the course of your medical care. It is intended only to assist you in your understanding of Parkinson’s disease.

 

No information contained on this website is offered or intended as medical advice.

 

We cannot endorse any treatments described on sites that we link to. We recommend that treatment decisions are based on personal treatment goals with a trusted clinician with experience in the care of Parkinson’s disease, or a physician who can work in conjunction with a PD specialist.