Hi onlychild69, This article says that an estimated 30%-60% of people with Parkinson's disease develop dementia. It goes on to explain what links are known among Parkinson's, Lewy Body Disease, and dementia (stressing that the relationship is not completely understood). I hope that the information is helpful!View Thread
Here is a little information on alternative treatments for Parkinson's (the article outlines what may work and what does not) that may be worth discussing with your doctor. It also provides some questions to ask yourself before starting any kind of alternative therapy. Before you start any kind of alternative treatment, make sure that you doctor is aware and in agreement. I hope that you are able to find some relief from the shaking!View Thread
I am so sorry that you are going through this and that you feel like you don't have a strong support system to lean on. Have you had an open and honest conversation with your husband about what you are feeling? Getting everything out on the table in a constructive way and discussing how you both are feeling may help you work toward creating an environment where you both feel secure and may offer you the support that you need.
Have you discussed your thoughts about Parkinson's with your doctors? You bringing it to the forefront might be what is needed for a serious discussion to take place and for your doctor to explain his/her reasoning behind your diagnosis. Here are some of the symptoms of Parkinson's along with those of bipolar disorder that you might compare to your own symptoms. I do really think that an open and honest discussion with your doctors about your feelings and thoughts is what will move forward in getting the treatment that you need. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
This article discusses chronic UTIs and treatments that are commonly used to treat UTIs as well as prevention techniques. I hope that your mom's urologist is able to identify the bacteria and she is back to feeling well soon! Please let us know how she is doing.View Thread
Unfortunately there isn't a way to upload a video right into your post. However, you can upload a video to a video-sharing website like youtube or vimeo and then post the link here. Have you seen a doctor about the symptoms that you describe above? He/She would be best able to give you a diagnosis after an exam, viewing your video and some possible tests. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
I think that it is great that you want to learn anything and everything about Parkinson's in order to better help your husband. This visual guide to Parkinson's Disease slideshow may be a good place to start. Our Parkinson's Disease Health Center also has a lot of great information that will help you to learn more. There you will find information on common symptoms, an overview of the 5 stages of Parkinson's, how to prevent falls, advice and support for caregivers and much more. This community can also be a great resource for you -- there are many people here who I am sure would be willing to share advice and experiences with you. I hope that you will continue to seek support here and that the information above is helpful Please let us know how you and your husband are doing!
I found this information on cowhage , which also goes by the names Kapikachu and Velvet Bean. The above link explains, "Cowhage has been used since ancient times in Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Today, cowhage is still used for treating Parkinson's disease, as well as for treating anxiety, arthritis, etc." The link will has more information on how it works, uses, side effects, and more. You should speak with your doctor if you feel that this is may be an option in your Parkinson's treatment. Please let us know how you are doing View Thread
I am sorry to hear of what has happened to your father. Here are some frequently asked questions about Parkinson's that addresses the differences between essential tremors and Parkinson's. This overview on Parkinson's does say that "if you don't respond to the drugs used to treat Parkinson's disease, it's possible you may have another type of movement disorder that causes the same type of symptoms. Doing additional tests can help your doctor determine if some other problem is causing your parkinsonian symptoms." It may be a good idea to get your father a second opinion if you haven't already and you believe that his symptoms are not the result of Parkinson's. Please let us know how you and your father are doing!View Thread
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