If you’re a caregiver for a person with Parkinson’s disease, you’re aware of the toll such a diagnosis can take on someone. Military veterans with Parkinson’s are especially prone to mental health symptoms including anxiety, trouble sleeping and depression.
The Parkinson’s Foundation has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education & Clinical Centers and the Veterans Health Administration to explore the intersection of Parkinson’s disease and mental health in U.S. military veterans in a free webinar, “Understanding Parkinson’s Disease and Mental Health in the Veteran Community.”
The VA has mental health resources available for military veterans, but many are not aware of how to access these tools. Caregivers and veterans are invited to the webinar on Thursday, April 28 to learn:
- How to recognize mental health symptoms
- Where to go for support and treatment
- How to start the conversation with your provider
- The importance of keeping an open dialogue with your health care team
You can register for the live, virtual presentation that will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. EDT on Zoom by going to the Parkinson’s Foundation website. There is no cost to attend the webinar.
Panelists for this event include:
Executive Director, Mental Health Care Line, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Patrick Welch, PhD
Sgt. U.S. Marine Corps (Ret)
Amanda Janicke, LCSW, CDP
Parkinson’s Disease Information Specialist, Parkinson’s Foundation
Sheera Rosenfeld, Vice President
Strategic Initiatives, Parkinson’s Foundation
Veterans Health Administration National Center for Healthcare Advancement & Partnerships
If you have any questions about the webinar or need help signing up, email Emily Buetow at email@example.com or call 512-853-9474.