Parkinson’s and Your Social Life: Advice from Our Community

Parkinson's disease can have an impact on relationships, including friendships. Friends may feel hurt if you reach out less often, unaware that apathy and fatigue are common Parkinson's symptoms. If your symptoms are unpredictable, you may also feel less inclined to make firm plans in advance.

But while the disease may change how you spend time with your friends, it doesn't have to herald the end of socializing.

Our community shared advice from personal experience on maintaining a social life after diagnosis. If you do not have Parkinson's disease but have a friend who does, our community also shared advice how to support a friend with Parkinson's.

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