Oh good grief, this is not an easy disease. My poor parents. Father was dx two days ago, he is 84 and mother is 82. They live in Maine and I live in California. I myself am ill (and I thought my issues were complicated ! ) This is why I can't make the trip back to Maine to help them, my own doctors are advising against it.
What is so hard is trying to help aging parents who don't use the internet and don't know how to ask the community for help.
Although I am surprised at how much I can do via the internet for them.
I am in complete shock about is my dad went to a neurologist a couple of days ago and was told he has PD, they told my parents next to nothing about the disease, They got no brochure or info sheet and they know nothing about it.
anyway I joined this forum so I can help them, I know I have a ton of reading here (old posts) But I do need to know a couple of things, One thing is my father can't have a bowel movement, is this common and what is he suppose to do about this ?( He is on Miralax and it doesn't touch the problem and drinks one of those fiber things for the last 4 years.)
The other thing and this gets kinda serious, he is depressed and his anxiety is over the moon, OMG he is worried about EVERYTHING, it's very hard to take. They are in Maine on the lake (way out of town) and have to get out of there within the next 2 weeks, they usually go to Fla for the winter. I am trying to get them in somewhere to a doctor there. Not sure they can even make the trip though, in which case I have got to find them a place to live in Maine in town.
I am overwhelmed to say the least.
Thanks for listening,
Edited by Rebecca2z, 25 October 2013 - 08:10 PM.