I have a question about staring for long periods of time in Parkinson’s patients. My father (age 78) has had Parkinson’s for the past 11years. He now lives with me and I’m his caregiver. I’ve noticed that at dinner time, he kind of “zones out” and stares out the window for a very long time. It takes him upwards of 2 hours to finish his dinner! He is oriented to time and place, but continues to gaze out the window. It’s difficult to re-direct him. Anyone else experience something like this? Does it sound… read more
My sons can’t understand my symptoms of PD and the doctors’ misdiagnosis from MS to hydro encephalitis then PD. They think I have hysteria and mislead my doctors. I tried to educate them about neurological degenerative diseases symptoms, diagnosis and treatments because I believe in being an informed patient and would like to have their understanding. However, I was unsuccessful and one son even refused to hear about it anymore since I didn’t listen to him who “knew” that… read more
Is exhaustion a Parkinson's symptom? I have stuff I really want to do but the fatigue & listlessness stops me cold.
So my father has parkinsons and we have noticed he loses balance a lot. Falls down slowly.
We don't really know what to do and how to help him further with this. He does have a cane and a walker and I bought him an apple watch so it can alert us if he falls. I just think things like putting on his shoes are going to be really difficult given its hard for him to get up. Just really difficult to see, we try to help as much as we can. I don't live at home however he is with my mom who helps as much… read more
My question regards muscle fatigue. I find that my leg muscles are unnaturally fatigued after several minutes of exercise. I’ve always had exceptionally strong legs and now I cannot get my mail without them feeling like pudding . It is a common experience ?
I have been taking medical marijuana for about 6 months now, starting at a low dose and gradually increasing until you reach the
level that gives you the most relief.
My cbd oil is given to me by a doctor under prescription and so far I have not felt ant relief that would be considered great.
I keep asking my doctor for an increase but he tells me start low and go slow but I guess what I comment on is what constitutes
I'm trying to plan for the future. I'm considering selling my house and moviǹg to an adult apartment complex. My house is a modest 3 br home and I would be moving initially to an independent living area, either a studio or 1 be apartment. I'm very familiar with the community because my step mom that I cared for was there and she was happy. The independent area is very affordable and for a small fee you can get housekeeping a couple of times a week. There's a restaurant… read more