Gary Barg: You
started HollyRod Foundation after
Holly's dad, the great Matthew
Robinson, was diagnosed with
Parkinson's disease. He was, of
course, noted for being the first
Gordon on Sesame Street and also
writer and producer of The Cosby
Show. Why did you start the
foundation? What are its goals?
Robinson Peete: The Foundation
was started in 1997 when my husband,
Rodney, basically told me to stop
feeling sorry for myself that my dad
had Parkinson's disease, but to feel
blessed that we had the resources to
take care of him when so many people
did not. We provide physical,
occupational and speech therapies
and other services to families
affected by Parkinson's disease that
otherwise would not be able to
access those services. So we are
thrilled to be able to continue his
legacy by helping other people with
Parkinson's disease; especially
since my dad has been gone, it has
been eight years now...read more
The 411 on Parkinson's
By Sandra Ray, Staff Writer
Receiving a diagnosis of
Parkinsonís disease (PD) can be devastating for
families. Even more devastating is not understanding
the disease, how to live with it, how it can be
treated, or anything else about this debilitating
disease. Families can be desperate for information
on PD and what to expect in the coming weeks,
months, and years...read more
Hiring an In-Home Caregiver
What You Donít Know Could Hurt You
By Jennifer Luna Friedrich
For older adults, in-home
non-medical care might be the key to independence.
However, the quality of care depends on the quality of
the caregiver. When looking for in-home care, finding
the best service can be a challenge. This article offers
suggestions on what to look for when hiring a
Surviving a Fractured Hip
By L. Theresa Pantanella, OTR.
Some preparation before a loved one comes home from the hospital will reduce the demands on the caregiver, and will facilitate recovery. It is recommended the caregiver purchase...read
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Iím only there for the first two and not the second two.
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I need to get this problem fixed. Any suggestions?
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