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Everyday life with Parkinson's

Everyone's experience of living with Parkinson's is different. But there are lots of issues and challenges that are shared by many people living with the condition.

Here is some information on topics we're frequently asked about and tips on living with Parkinson's day-to-day.

We also have a range of free publications about all aspects of living with Parkinson's.


Sally, who has Parkinson's, in her kitchen preparing food

The benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson's, how to find a local exercise class, exercising at home and research into Parkinson's and exercise

Exercise and Parkinson's


Diet and Parkinson's, planning when to eat and take medication, managing weight loss or dealing with weight gain, special equipment and useful contacts

Diet and Parkinson's


The impact of Parkinson's on driving, your legal requirements, car insurance, car adaptations and useful contacts

Driving and Parkinson's

Work and money

Making employment decisions, welfare benefits and grants, and the rights of people with Parkinson's and their carers

Work and money for people with Parkinson's

Relationships and family life

Michael, who has Parkinson's, at home playing computer games with his teenage son Ryan

How Parkinson's may affect relationships - with your partner if you have one, your family, any children or grandchildren, friends, colleagues and people you meet

Relationships, family life and Parkinson's

Holidays and travel

Things to consider before travelling, tips that may help your holidays go smoothly and what to look out for when you're arranging travel insurance

Holidays and travel with Parkinson's

Help with getting online

Some of the options to help you understand more about technology and devices that can make it easier when you're online

Help with getting online

Equipment and aids

Home adaptation, how to get your needs assessed, the cost of mobility equipment and disability aids and useful contacts

Mobility equipment and disability aids