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Starting To Fall Suddenly Is This Normal?

Starting To Fall Suddenly Is This Normal?

Hi all,
This is my first time writing on the group. I was looking for some advice, my Dad has Parkinson’s now for 30 year and is aged 70. I was looking for advice about falling because for the last 3 weeks he has fallen so many times a day and now can barely walk? Is the normal to happen so quickly?
I’d love to know or go to support group I live in Dublin Ireland

Any advice appreciated
Thank you
Julie

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Support group in Dublin - this group may be able to assist you https://www.parkinsons.ie/

Sorry that your father has to endure falling. The good news for people with PD is that with exercise and physical therapy it is possible to cope better with freezing, turn and walk more normally and improve balance. Through practice and sessions, a physical therapist can help people with PD avoid tripping by helping them learn to take larger steps. Additionally, joining an exercise class tailored to people with PD can help. If you take levodopa, be sure to exercise while it is working — the drug helps your body learn and remember motor skills.
read more -- https://www.parkinson.org/blog/research/Walking...

posted 3 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I’ve had PD 7 years and about three years ago I started collapsing. My legs will just go and I hit the floor. I’m 50 and I have broken my leg twice and now my ankle. About two months ago had an episode broke the ankle and leg now I have 7 screws and a plate. My doc said its the autonomous part of the brain and I’m being sent to a specialist next week. So yeah I know how you feel. Talk to the doctor about it

posted 3 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Julie have his Dr look at him. It could be something e!se in combination with the pd

posted 3 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I’m sorry you are going through all this ! Thank you for your reply, Since I posted this he has been taken into hospital and been in all week with no sign of coming out they are changing medications and hopefully this will help! Kind regards Julie

posted 3 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Thank you for all that information, I will into that ! Many thanks Julie

posted 3 months ago
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