Parkinson's Disease

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What symptoms did you or your loved one have of Parkinson's disease dementia? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Cyndy, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: September 13

My mom is 91 and has been diagnosed with moderate to severe dementia with Parkinson’s. She seems to be declining rapidly. I did want to pass on that my mom has always had problems with being aggressive and nervous, so she has been prescribed Ativan by her doctor and it helps so much! She is given 0.5 mg during the day, only if needed (when very nervous or shaky), and 1 mg at bedtime. Ativan has made her feel so much better and I’m better if she’s better.

Comment from: carol g, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 23

My husband has Parkinson’s dementia for about 5 years. He has difficulty finishing sentences, remembering what he ate for lunch, his balance in walking is difficult, and he falls sometimes. I catch him as he is off balance. His bladder is not working so he has a catheter all the time; they say because of Parkinson’s the muscle of the bladder is declining. His bowels work sometimes, and now he is having difficulty swallowing. He has been placed in home hospice. I take care of him at home. He is starting to decline faster now we are into our journey and going forward.

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