Stanford’s Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Program and Brain Support Network invite you to join a conversation with veteran journalist Dave Iverson, the producer of two PD-related documentaries, “My Father, My Brother and Me” (2009), and “Capturing Grace” (2015). He was also the host for many years of Michael J. Fox Foundation educational webinars on PD. Dave will talk about his memoir, set to be released this month, “Winter Stars: An elderly mother, an aging son, and life’s final journey.” Join us for this conversation with Dave Iverson taking place on March 30, 2:30pm PT.
Dave was diagnosed with PD in 2004 and was in the middle of making his first PD-related documentary when “he decided to do something he’d never imagined: he moved in with his 95-year-old mom Adelaide.” His book is about his ten-year caregiving journey.
Dave’s talk will focus on the challenges of caregiving, which is a story he believes isn’t told often enough. “Being a caregiver means you experience anger and joy, loss and love, usually when exhausted and often on the same day. But as he also writes, it’s a choice he’d make again.” He notes that the pandemic has laid bare inadequacies with elder care.
Dave will talk about his Parkinson’s and how that affected his caregiving experience, sometimes in surprising ways. But his story is primarily about the choices, challenges, and life lessons caregivers encounter.
Here’s advance praise for Dave’s memoir from Michael J. Fox: “Winter Stars is a gift — a modern classic of frontier literature documenting the uncertain journey into the country of caregiving. That Dave walked this path while himself living with neurological illness is remarkable, but his story will resonate with everyone who has grappled up close with a parent or loved one’s end of life.”
Here’s the link to join the webinar on March 30, 2:30-4pm:
Passcode: 071420 (if needed)
Or join by Telephone:
Dial: +1 650 724 9799 or +1 833 302 1536 (Toll Free)Webinar ID: 939 6156 5982
Participant ID: # works fine
No RSVP required. To ask questions, attendees can use the “Questions” or “Chat” feature in Zoom.
All royalties from the sale of the book will be donated to Parkinson’s or caregiving organizations. A special offer will be available for attendees of the March 30 webinar.
This webinar will be recorded.