Paula Spencer Scott, senior editor, writes extensively about health and caregiving. A 2011 Met Life Foundation Journalists in Aging fellow, she helped care for both...
You're right that a support group can help provide practical and moral support. The American Parkinson's Disease Association offers a directory to its local chapters at its website www.apdaparkinson.org, and these chapters can give you leads to local groups -- and will definitely have other resources to share. Also check with your local area agency on aging, your mom's doctor, or the major hospitals in your area. Hospice programs typically are geared more to end-of-life support than chronic disease support.