(reposted from another thread)
Today's word is emotional incontinence ; or pseudobulbar ; or involuntary emotional expression disorder (IEED).
Last winter while I stayed in an infirmary there was a gentleman of about 65 who also had Parkinson's. He was in good shape as he was a kick boxer when he was younger and he just walked a little stiff and had mild tremors. Every now and than he would walk the halls crying loudly. Apparently he lived with his mother, who had died in the last year. Somehow this crying seemed to last longer and was a little out of the ordinary. Half way thru my stay my sister (who i really don't get along with) informed she had to give my beloved dog away and I felt great sadness but coud'nt have a good cry as I was sharing a room, but every now and then I would fight back tears.
This summer I finally was connected to a good place to live. Over time I noticed that I would sometimes feel teary-eyed over stupid, rather superficial things, like something I saw on TV. I knew that PD affected the emotions but this seemed odd.It could also be caused by lack sleep etc.
Anyway, I came upon the above words. Pseudobulbar is when someone is easily moved to tears, often in sllightly inappropriate situations. Some people will laugh inappropriately, like at something sad. It affects a few neurological diseases, including PD.