Aim. To throw light on the lived experiences of female partners of patients with Parkinson disease living at home.
Background. It is known that daily life with a partner with Parkinson’s disease entails radical upheaval in the family, in particular for the female partner.
Methodology. A phenomenological hermeneutic approach was used. Interviews with female partners (N = 10) of patients with Parkinson disease who were living at home were conducted in Denmark in 2008. The French philosopher Ricoeur’s theory of interpretation guided the data analysis.