Support from family and friends

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:

  • Emotional 
    Showing concern and affection, offering encouragement, or simply listening.
  • Practical
    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.
  • Informational 
    Gathering and sharing useful information about potential next steps, Parkinson’s and its treatment, and other sources of assistance.
  • Companionship
    Giving you a sense of belonging by including you in social activities.

Thank you for visiting this site. Unfortunately will cease to exist from the 20th December 2021. For queries about Parkinson’s disease please visit

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
Please note
You need to provide an answer to both questions before proceeding

Your opinion is very important to us in order to understand how you are managing your disease and treatment and to make this support programme the best experience for you

Please click on this link.