My mother in law was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease just over a year ago. She is currently in her early 50’s and we believe that the Parkinson’s was triggered by a traumatic event in the family. Since her diagnosis, my mother in law has decided to take no medication and is on a fully liquid diet (of maybe 300-400 calories a day), of only fruit and salad as her digestive system seems to have been badly affected by the Parkinson’s. She has read online about some “herbal treatments”, and has decided to take this route instead of taking any medication. In the past year, we have seen a deterioration in her movement (she is extremely stiff on her left hand side and is now dragging her left foot), she has lost a considerable amount of weight, and in the past few months she is in near constant pain. We have also noticed slight lapses in her cognition recently, such as very slight forgetfulness. Despite a great amount of research, I am unable to find any information that may be able to help us prepare for the potential future that we could be facing, or the implications of the illness and her decisions.
Any advice or information would be massively appreciated.
Thank you so much in advance for any help you can provide.