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Relationships and family life

Michael, who has Parkinson's, sitting on a bench with his partner Wendy and son Ryan

Whether you have Parkinson's, or you care for someone who does, Parkinson's can affect your relationships. This can happen at any stage of the condition.

Parkinson's can affect your relationships. This can happen at any stage of the condition.

Relationships between partners or family members, including children and grandchildren, are most likely to be affected.

But Parkinson's may also affect your friendships or your relationships at work.

There are things you can do to adapt to these changes and fit them into your life.

Help with relationship and family life issues

This section looks at how different relationships can be affected by Parkinson's.

It gives practical ways to cope with any changes and suggests places to go for more support.

Browse the pages below:

You may also find our information for carers useful.

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