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Substantial Matters: Life & Science of Parkinson’s

Jul 11, 2023

Intimacy is a significant part of any relationship, and sexuality is an important aspect of intimacy. Parkinson’s disease (PD) can present challenges for both intimacy and sexuality, both for the person with PD and for the care partner. The Parkinson’s Foundation Helpline can be a good resource for coping with these issues. In this episode, Anna Moreno, MSW, a Senior Parkinson’s Information Specialist at the Parkinson’s Foundation, highlights some of the more common questions that care partners pose about sexuality to the Helpline.


Although she herself is not a therapist, she can direct callers to appropriate resources. Gila Bronner, MPH, MSW is a Certified Sex Therapist and Supervisor of the Sex Therapy Services at the Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center in Israel. In this episode, she provides insight into these typical problems that care partners report, and she offers some recommendations to help overcome them. For many years, she has researched and provided therapy and advice about intimacy and sexuality relating to PD in Israel and around the world.