Support for family and friends

If a friend or family member has been diagnosed with Parkinson's it's normal to have a lot of questions.

Everyone with Parkinson's is different so how you support someone will also be unique.

We want to ensure that you have the right information to help your friend or family member with Parkinson's.
 

Leanne and her husband

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. 

What's it like having a mum with Parkinson's?

It wasn't easy when Louisa's sons found out she had Parkinson's. But they are able to help her around the house and support her day to day.

Information for young carers

Helpline and local advisers

Our helpline and Parkinson's local advisers are here to answer any questions you have about being there for someone with Parkinson's.

Call us on 0808 800 0303.

More about the helpline and local advisers
Angela, who works for the helpline, answering a phone call