Caring for someone with Parkinson's

Do you help support or care for a partner, friend or family member with Parkinson's? We're here for you too.

Download our carer's guide

If you care for someone with Parkinson's, this guide looks at issues that may affect you.

It offers practical help and advice, whether you provide care and support for someone who has recently been diagnosed, or someone who has been living with Parkinson's for a while.

The carer's guide (PDF, 1.3MB)

We’re currently reviewing our information for family, carers and friends, and would love to hear your feedback. So if there’s anything we’ve missed, or have thoughts on what we could be doing better, then please get in touch. Email [email protected]

How to safely provide assistance

If your loved one has Parkinson’s and needs your help doing certain actions, then knowing how to safely lift, move and handle them is important. Specialist physiotherapist Bhanu Ramaswamy tells us more.

My husband has Parkinson's

"People always say 'How's Ron?', they never say "'How are you?"

Being a carer can be hard, especially if you have a farm to look after too.

Hear about Elizabeth's experiences in our short video.

Tahira's story

"As I was the main carer, I needed someone to talk to, and I didn't get that. One day the doctor said 'How are you today?' For the first time I felt human because somebody actually asked how I was."

Tahira shares her experience of being a carer in our short film.