Daily living equipment

If you have Parkinson's, you may find it more difficult to carry out everyday tasks. There is a variety of equipment that is available to help you to continue with tasks and activities more easily.

This information looks at what is available, and how it may help you with everyday tasks. It also covers details of how to get the equipment and what funding options are available to pay for it.

Getting the right equipment for you

Parkinson’s affects everyone differently and what suits one person may not suit another. Equipment can also be expensive and is not always the answer to a person’s needs. 

Always get advice from an occupational therapist if you think a piece of equipment may be helpful. A physiotherapist, speech and language therapist or Parkinson's nurse may also be able to recommend something based on your needs. 

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Daily living equipment (PDF, 3.4MB)

We know lots of people would rather have something in their hands to read rather than look at a screen, so you can order printed copies of our information by post, phone or email.

Last updated October 2020. We review all our information within 3 years. If you'd like to find out more about how we put our information together, including references and the sources of evidence we use, please contact us at [email protected]