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Carer or family member?

Carer or family member?

Tahira and her family

"For the first time I felt human, because somebody actually asked how I was."

Tahira cared for her husband Ashiq, who had Parkinson's, for almost a decade.

She and her children talked to us about how they managed.

Caring for someone with Parkinson's

What is Parkinson's?

What is Parkinson's

An introduction to Parkinson's, diagnosis, types of Parkinson's and parkinsonism and how the condition progresses

Being a carer

Appanah Poligadoo, who has Parkinson's, and wife Ester

Recognising your caring role may mean you can claim benefits and access services that can help you.

The carer's guide

Carer Tim Frank with his wife Sally, who has Parkinson's

Our free booklet offers help and information for anyone providing care and support for someone with Parkinson's.

Looking after yourself

Your health and wellbeing

Your health and wellbeing

If you're busy caring for someone with Parkinson's, it's important to recognise your own needs too.

Paid employment

Paid employment

Practical help and information for anyone who is working as well as caring for someone with Parkinson's

Financial support

Financial support

It's important to find out what you're entitled to, and claim it. Not all benefits are means tested or taxed.

Who can I talk to?

Call our helpline
0808 800 0303

Find support near you

Parkinson's local advisers

Get one-to-one support and information from our UK-wide team.

Peer Support Service

Talk to a trained volunteer with a similar experience of caring for someone with Parkinson's.

Discussion forum

Use our forum community to share experiences of Parkinson's and talk to others affected.

Local groups

Friendship and support for everyone affected by Parkinson's at one of our 350+ local groups across the UK