Education for Healthcare Professionals

PEP for Community Caregivers

The Parkinson Education Program (PEP) for Community Caregivers is a 10-module education series designed for front-line workers caring for people with Parkinson’s in the community. Interactive sessions include:

  • What is Parkinson’s?
  • Medications
  • Fluctuations, Freezing and Falling
  • Communication
  • Nutrition and Elimination
  • Coping with Emotional and Cognitive Changes
  • Sleep and Fatigue
  • The Importance of Exercise
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Palliative Care


These in-service presentations are available to all long-term care homes, retirement residences, community organizations, hospitals and other healthcare facilities interested in educating their staff about Parkinson’s. Each module is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour in length using PowerPoint and handouts. Each healthcare professional attending these sessions will be given a personalized Certificate of Participation for their involvement with PEP for Community Caregivers. To request a PEP presentation, please fill out a PEP Request Form and fax to (519) 652-9267 oror email [email protected].

This program is made possible by trained qualified healthcare professionals offering presentations in their own region. If you are interested in becoming a PEP Trainer, please contact Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario at [email protected] or call 1-888-851-7376 for more details.