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Ask the Expert Webinar: Intimacy and Parkinson's

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 wellbeing 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.

Registrants will have the opportunity to be anonymous during the webinar presentation. Information on how to participate anonymously will be sent with login instructions. 

Registration for this webinar is now closed. Login instructions are emailed approximately 24 hours prior to the event.

Date: Thursday, February 11
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Capacity: 35
Cost: Free


A note on the collection of information: In the "Participant Information" section of this event registration form, you will be asked for your "Registration Type". The information collected here will provide a better understanding of the Parkinson's communities in which we serve, as well as improve our advocacy efforts on behalf of those living with Parkinson's disease. If you have any concerns with regard to the collection of this information, please contact us.

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