Awen, who has Parkinson's, and her children

Relationships and family life

Parkinson's can affect your relationships with partners, family, friends and colleagues. There are things you can do to adapt to these changes and fit them into your life.

Starting a new relationship with Parkinson's

"I think I was pretty forward in the early days - he teases me quite a lot about it." 

Watch our short video to hear about Emma's experience of starting a new relationship with Parkinson's.

More about forming new relationships
Couple holding hands

Intimate relationships and Parkinson's booklet

This information looks at relationships in general, the challenges couples may face, starting new relationships and how Parkinson’s may affect your sexual functioning, both physically and emotionally.

Download the booklet (PDF, 1.2MB)

A younger woman who has Parkinson's in her car

Younger people with Parkinson's

If you've been diagnosed with Parkinson's and you are of working age, you may want to talk to people in a similar situation. We've got information specifically created for you.

Read information for younger people with Parkinson's
Angela, who works for the helpline, answering a phone call

Helpline and local adviser team

Our helpline and Parkinson's local advisers are here to answer any questions you have about depression.

Call us on 0808 800 0303

More about the helpline and local advisers