Susan Imke, Caring.com expert


Susan Imke is a gerontological nurse practitioner in Fort Worth, Texas, and coauthor of The Comfort of Home for Parkinson's Disease: A Guide for Caregivers.


Recently Published on Caring.com

How do I get Mom to see a doctor when she's in denial that she might have symptoms of Parkinson's disease? — Jul 31, 2008
It isn't clear from this description that your mother has Parkinson's disease, but you're wise to encourage her to have a doctor evaluate her symptoms. Your mom's reluctanc...
What should I do when my parent with Parkinson's disease suddenly "freezes"? — Jul 31, 2008
Getting stuck in place tends to happen when people with Parkinson's disease are anxious or feel rushed, or when they're navigating small passageways like going in and out o...
How can I get my father to join a Parkinson's disease support group? — Jul 31, 2008
I'm a big fan of support groups. If your father is apprehensive about seeing other patients with Parkinson's disease who are further along in the illness, what I'd say to h...