Care partners are challenged by Parkinson's too webinar

Care partners are challenged by Parkinson's too webinar


Event date:

February 22, 2024

11am and 7pm

Care partners are challenged by Parkinson's too webinar

Christine Mercer was a care partner for her husband Bruce who had Parkinson’s for over 20 years and during that time she faced and overcame many challenges.

Join us for our first webinar of the year to hear about Christine’s experiences of being a care partner and how she was able to support herself and Bruce as the condition progressed.

Throughout the webinar Christine will discuss with us some of the challenges care partners face and ways these challenges can be mastered.

This is also an opportunity for care partners to share their challenges and how they master them.

If you have any questions, challenges or comments about caring for a person with Parkinson’s email us at

Christine will share these anonymously during the webinar.


February 22, 2024

11am and 7pm





Christine Mercer is a registered nurse, with many years’ experience in education at undergraduate and postgraduate nursing and social science programmes.

Christine holds a BA (Soc Sci), a MEd, a PhD Nursing as well as a PG Cert Professional Supervision.  For Christine’s PhD in Nursing, she explored the experiences of partners being hospitalised in non-local tertiary environments.

Christine is the chairperson of Parkinson’s New Zealand Board of Trustees and is a representative of the New Zealand Carers Alliance.

Key Sponsor of Day one
Neurological Foundation

We are grateful for all our funders and supporters who help us provide information, education and support to whānau living with Parkinson’s in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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