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Engaging with Other Parkinson's Patients

Engaging with your local patient association

Many people feel reluctant to engage with their local patient association or join a patient group, but it is only by getting in touch with one that you can find out if it is something for you.

Not only may you find it helpful to talk to other families affected by Parkinson’s, but you may also find it rewarding to see that sharing your experience helps others.

Patient associations can be a source of valuable and helpful information. They can also provide support for the carer, which becomes important as they learn to cope with the increasing needs of their spouse, parent or child.

Support groups are especially valuable for allowing interactions with other patients or families with similar experiences and for providing access to useful educational information.