Family and partnership

Parkinson's affects the whole family. Having a loved one diagnosed with Parkinson's can take time to come to terms with. In addition to the physical symptoms, psychological changes can be challenging for family and friends.

Coming to terms with Parkinson’s

Parkinson's usually progresses slowly, which means that you and your family have time to adjust to living with it. In the advanced stages, it is likely that you will need more help with everyday life, but the goal is to maintain your independence for as long as possible, even if this means that normal everyday activities take longer.

The type of help you may need will change over the course of the condition and even over the course of a day, depending on how well your medication is working. For the caregiver, this means remaining alert while supporting their loved one to be as independent as possible: the longer the person with Parkinson’s can live independently, the more positively this affects the quality of life of all involved.

Most loved ones will want to help as much as possible. Make sure that they understand Parkinson’s and are aware of how you feel about it. Being honest and sharing your feelings will allow your family and friends to help you in the best way they can.

Hello Jon, welcome to MyPatchandMe™.

As part of your tailored programme, and to provide you with the best experience and the most relevant information, please let us know:

How long have you been using Neupro® (rotigotine) for Parkinson’s disease?

less than 3 months
more than 3 months

Please let us know where you learned about the programme?

my doctor
my nurse
my pharmacist
patient support groups
internet search
someone has recommended the programme to me
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