My Dad has PD and has had for the past 8 years. We always comment on how he has good days - when he feels like he can take on the world and other days when he is just so sleepy and docile and out of it....
Recently (4 weeks now) however this sleepy period seems to be a permanent fixture and my Dad just doesn't seem himself at all - he doesn't want to do anything, he falls asleep all the time, even whilst eating, he sleeps all day and can barely hold a conversation.
This is really upsetting my Mum (his full time carer, I don't live at home anymore) and every time I speak to her on the phone she breaks down in tears as she feels my Dad doesn't have any true quality of life when he's like that....
They've also been messed around with consultants and getting a wheelchair through the NHS is taking a very long time,
I guess I just wanted to know if this pro-longed period of bad days is normal or if it is a sign of rapid detioriation. I know PD affects everyone differently so it is hard to comment but it would just be good to hear others experiences