New guide to intimate relationships available
22 May 2012
We've just updated our booklet, Intimate relationships and Parkinson's.
Part of our range of resources to support people affected by
Parkinson's, it's designed to give
information about relationships to anyone affected by the
Parkinson's and relationships
Intimate relationships and Parkinson's is relevant to anyone
affected by Parkinson's, whether they are sexually active or not,
or if they are single or in a relationship and regardless of their
It looks at:
- Parkinson's and relationships in general
- the challenges couples may face
- how Parkinson’s may affect sexual function and the physical and
emotional issues that may arise from this.
Each section has tips and suggestions of ways to overcome
problems and links to other organisations that may be able to offer
People with Parkinson's at the heart of our work
We are passionate about giving people with Parkinson's the information they need to help them manage issues related to their condition.
Bev Howard, Senior Resources Editor
Michael Ross, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2007, also
helped to create this resource. He agrees that it will be helpful
to him and added:
"The booklet is super and will be very useful."
Bev Howard, our Senior Resources Editor, adds:
"We are passionate about giving people with Parkinson's the
information they need to help them manage issues related to their
"We hope this resource helps people to explore and seek support
for sensitive issues that they may otherwise find difficult to
"People with Parkinson's played a key role in developing this
and all our resources - they are at the heart of everything we
Support for people affected by Parkinson's
Intimate relationships and Parkinson's can be used by healthcare
professionals, as well as people affected by Parkinson’s, to
discuss issues around sex and relationships.
It's part of our wide range of resources, designed to support
people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers and healthcare
professionals working with people with the condition.