My husband with Parkinson's was diagnosed at age 39 in 2004. He has a lot of mood swings and can go from wonderful to mean/enraged (which I have posted about and many suggested his meds could be a part of that--thank you).
he takes levadopa/carbidopa, mirapex, compton, and Emsam/selegeline patch. I have read and learned how important it is to take his medication on time. Some pills (example, Mirapex) can have some severe consequences if stopped abruptly. I honestly don't know all the consequences but should.
He takes pills during the day every 1.5 hours and takes an overnight time release levadopa so he can have a break from that schedule. More and more often lately he forgets to take his pills--he will shut off his alarm then forget to take them, and I will remind him and he gets mad saying he is not a child, etc. This has turned into some actual verbal fights. I don't enjoy having to tell him to take them - that's why we have the alarm on his phone- and he doesn't like to be told what to do.
But the worst is when he gets crabby to a point where he is just sick of taking plls and just "quits." He has done this a few times where he refused - refused - refused and then eventually was unable to move from his chair but still refused, and the more pain he was in the angrier he got, and I just said fine, but then eventually started pleading and then eventually he got to a point where he caved in to my pleading. But it really scared me. I am a worrier and worry something terrible will happen and I won't be able to live with myself later.
If this happens again, and my pleading won't work, what are my options? What should I do or what can I do? I honestly do not know what to do or what my options are as his wife and caregiver.