Approximately half of all men and women with Parkinson’s disease will experience problems with intimacy and sexual functioning. These symptoms can be difficult to talk about, but are important to address. The sexual functioning and well-being of people with Parkinson’s and their partners can be affected by many factors, including motor symptoms, non-motor symptoms, medication effects, and relationship issues.
This webinar, led by Elaine Book, Social Worker at the Pacific Parkinson's Research Centre, and Tricia Wallace, Clinical Counsellor at Parkinson Society BC, will review challenges with sexual intimacy and will explore options to address emotional distance influenced by physical limitations and role transitions brought on by Parkinson’s disease.
We strongly encourage couples to participate in this webinar together. The content is focused on relationships, sharing, and communication, so the exercises in the webinar are geared toward couples.
***IMPORTANT NOTE: Please retain the email sent to you after you have registered for information on logging into the session. No reminders will be sent. You may add the session information to your calendar by utilizing the links in the confirmation email.***