Being diagnosed with a condition like Parkinson’s is life-changing, and it is only natural to look to family and friends for support. They are well placed to help you deal with your new situation.
Did you know..? Getting support from loved ones may benefit your health
It is well established that social and emotional support from others can be beneficial for health: it improves physical and emotional wellbeing, the ability to cope and quality of life, and reduces isolation.
How can your friends and family support you:
Showing concern and affection, offering encouragement, or simply listening.
Helping with household chores like shopping, cooking and cleaning. Assisting with personal tasks such as bathing and going to the toilet. Helping with travel to the hospital, and going along to appointments.
Gathering and sharing useful information about potential next steps, Parkinson’s and its treatment, and other sources of assistance.
Giving you a sense of belonging by including you in social activities.