My wife was diagnosed this morning by a neurologist at derby hospital, it has come as a shock, she’s 65 and l’m71. What can l do to suppport her

Hi Watson600,

So sorry to hear about your wife’s diagnosis, it must be a very difficult time for both of you.

You can find lots of information and advice for people caring for partners, friends or family members with Parkinson’s on our website, here:

You might also like to take a look at our page for people who are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s, which you can find here:

Lastly - if you have any more specific queries or concerns at this point, we’d recommend you contact our Helpline, who are able to offer advice and support on a wide range of issues affecting Parkinson’s patients and their carers. You can reach them via email at [email protected], or call FREE on 0808 800 0303. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9am-7pm, and on Saturdays from 10am-2pm.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Moderation Team.