Resources

The National Parkinson Foundation has created a suite of promotional materials and information to help bring Aware in Care to your community.

Webinar on Aware in Care and hospitalization – View a video yourself or show it at your next meeting or symposium. The video covers the use of the kits and also some new science on the importance of good care in the hospital.
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Discussion Guide – Designed for support group leaders, this discussion guide provides a suggested format for introducing the topic and reviewing the materials in the Aware in Care kit.
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Aware in Care PosterEducational PowerPoint for People with Parkinson’s and Families – Make Aware in Care a topic at your next meeting or symposium.  Use this PowerPoint to highlight key facts about Parkinson’s and hospitalization.  The presentation covers the items included in the Aware in Care kit as well as the steps to take to get the best care possible in the hospital.  Please note this presentation is designed for families impacted by Parkinson’s disease.
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Poster – Want to share Aware in Care with your constituents?  Print out this poster and post it prominently in hospitals, community centers, etc.
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Postcard – Share the basic facts about Aware in Care and how to order the kit with your constituents.
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Flyer – Print out the Aware in Care flyer to share with your constituents.
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Web Banner – Add an Aware in Care banner to your website or blog to spread the word and help people with Parkinson’s get the care they need. To download this image, right-click on it and choose “Save Picture As.” Choose your destination and save the image there. Don’t forget to hyperlink it to the Aware in Care site: www.awareincare.org.

Hospital Action Plan – Read about how to prepare for your next hospital visit—whether it is planned or an emergency.
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Parkinson’s Disease Fact Sheet
Share the facts about Parkinson’s with hospital staff and ask that a copy be placed in your chart.
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Video about Aware in Care
Mariann DiMinno, RN, MA, CNS from the University of California, San Francisco answers some important questions about Parkinson’s disease and hospital visits.

Recent Research into Parkinson’s Disease and Hospitalization

Kelvin L. Chou, MD, et al. Hospitalization in Parkinson disease: a survey of National Parkinson Foundation CentersParkinsonism and Related Disorders, 2011.
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Michael Aminoff, M.D., et al. Management of the hospitalized patient with Parkinson’s disease: Current state of the field and need for guidelines. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 2010.
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