Hi everyone. My name is Karen and I am one of the Resources Editors at Parkinson's UK. I'm updating our booklet on 'Intimate relationships and Parkinson's' at the moment, which looks at relationships in general, at the challenges couples may face, beginning a new relationship, and how Parkinson’s may affect your sexual functioning, both physically and emotionally. In each section, there are tips and suggestions for ways to overcome problems.
As part of the update, I'm looking for people who may be interested in sharing your experiences of how your own relationship, regardless of your sexuality, may have been affected by Parkinson’s:
- What relationship challenges have you faced since being diagnosed with Parkinson’s?
- Have you sought help from professionals concerning emotional or physical issues surrounding your relationship? Were they helpful?
Here's a link to the existing booklet so you can see what the booklet discusses and the existing case studies we have:
Intimate relationships and Parkinson's booklet
Thanks for considering!