Hello. This is my first time on here. I need some tips or advise. My 82 year old grandpa has parkinsons. He can't seem to tolerate any of the meds that the dr has tried. So, now he isn't taking anything. He constantly sees things and people that aren't there. He says the most off the wall things. And he is very weak, tired, and depressed. My grandma is doing her best as a caregiver, but she, too, is elderly, so it is really wearing on her. Please, does anyone out there have any advise? Or has anyone out there gone through this same thing? Is this the fact that he hasn't gotten severly worse in the last month a sign that he is at the end of his life? I hope not, but I know that this can't be a good sign.View Thread
pddaughter, I want to first say that I commend you for being strong and supporting your mom in every and any way you can. I am watching my grandfather die of Parkinsons, and he, too, can not tolerate the meds. He stopped taking the PD meds last week, and it is pretty clear that he is at the end of his battle. I wish there was someone who could tell us what we could do to help. It is such a helpless feeling watching someone you love with all your heart die. I hope that you are able to find much support within your family and friends. Best of luck to you and your mother. Please keep us posted.View Thread
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