The busyness of life with Parkinson’s disease (PD) can be enough to push intimacy to the back burner. When you add physical and emotional challenges of PD, connecting with your partner can become harder to do. Register now to for this APDA webinar, taking place on Monday, June 12, 10am PT, and learn how to keep physical and emotional intimacy from falling by the wayside.
Here’s the APDA announcement about this upcoming webinar and some resources on the topic of intimacy and PD you can make use of today.
It is important for people with PD and their partners to openly communicate about their needs, desires, and any concerns related to intimacy, but not everyone is comfortable talking about it. To help us all learn more about how PD can affect intimacy and sex and how to best talk about it, APDA has enlisted an expert on sexuality and aging. Clinical psychologist Regina Koepp, PhD, will join Rebecca Gilbert, MD, for the next episode of Dr. Gilbert Hosts.
Doctors Gilbert and Koepp will discuss:
- How PD symptoms can interfere with a sexual relationship
- How to broach the subject of intimacy with your partner
- When to talk to your doctor about intimacy or sexual issues
- Strategies to strengthen (or rebuild) intimacy and connection
- And more!
You won’t want to miss this exciting, honest, and open conversation! As always, the episode will feature a live Q&A session, but you can also submit a question privately when you register online if you prefer.
For immediate information about sex and intimacy with Parkinson’s Disease, see this 2-page APDA Communications & Intimacy Fact Sheet and the recently published ParkinSex booklet or ParkinSex video, produced by APDA in cooperation with clinical sexologist Sheila Silver, MA, DHS, ACS.