Sandy is a lifelong learner who enjoys sharing her knowledge and experiences with others. She is the care partner for her husband who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2006. As Parkinson’s symptoms increased, they began attending support groups and enjoyed meeting people who were facing some of the same challenges. The information they learned made the Parkinson’s journey easier.
For the last few years she has served as a facilitator for the Oceanside Support Group Care Partners. She likes to develop friendships so that other care partners don’t need to feel alone. Sandy is still learning. She watches informative Webinars on Parkinson’s and Care Giving. She has been part of the UCSD Care Partners Research Programs and has learned the importance of taking care of yourself and some special techniques.