Dear Balmayne ~ Talk to your neurologist immediately! He should be able to give some advise and also recommend other resources such as local PD groups to share information and even provide transportation. Bug definitely have a chat with your doctor...View Thread
Thank you for your response and suggestions. Firstly, pill rolling is when he's is relaxed watching TV or reading, he's constantly rubbing his index fingers against thumb( as if he's rolling a pill). Secondly, he is getting more forgetful about taking meds so he now keeps his pill box out where he can see it as a reminder. He does forget words of late so it takes him a little longer to carry on a conversation and of course it causes frustration for him. I don't think he has the patience for an animal so I'll keep that on the back burner. I really appreciate your sharing about the control aspect because I know that must be on his mind as well.. I'll be making a list of things to ask his neuro and will run it my spouse to see if he can add anything else. On the high side he is talking a little more about it. I'm careful about how often I query him on his symptoms which helps too...thanks againView Thread
My 80 yr old husband has had PD for several years. He just told me he's been taking an antidepressant for a month now. I thought he was experiencing depression some months back but when I asked he always said he was fine. It bothered me that I wasn't more aware of how he was feeling AND that he was "embarrassed" to tell me about it...but that's another discussionView Thread
My 80 yr old husband has had PD for several years and in the last few months his symptoms are getting worse. I believe he's been in denial about the progression as he often won't discuss planning ahead such as using a cane now because he fell twice in one day. He's still fairly active and works part time. Also, he's developed, of late, the "pill rolling" symptom. My question is what is the best approach in talking to him about his condition as it appears he is shutting me out. Also, since he can control the "pill rolling" if told he's doing it, is it recommended to remind him of it? He does have a neurologist and sees him every few months and due to the recent falls has moved a later appointment up. I plan on going with him to see the doctor but I'm concerned about how to bring up a discussion about the emotional aspect of the disease in a 3 way conversation. Any advise would be appreciated...View Thread
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