Living with Parkinson's

Can someone with Parkinson’s live alone?

Yes, but with some simple steps to maintain emotional well-being.

2 min

Living alone is possible for many people with Parkinson’s.

As the disease is unique in each individual, there is no single approach to self-care and independence¹. Seeing friends or family, staying active, being involved in work or hobbies, and having a support group are all important aspects to maintaining quality of life and encouraging emotional well-being¹,².

Changes such as decluttering, purchasing easy-to-use utensils in the kitchen, and perhaps seeking help with household chores may all be helpful to someone who lives alone¹.

1 - Living alone with Parkinson’s disease. Available at: Accessed October 2023.
2 - Living alone. Parkinson’s Foundation. Available at: Accessed October 2023.


Date of preparation: October 2023