Breathing problems with Parkinsons


#1
Hello. I care for my elderly father who has increasingly been experiencing difficulty breathing - this happens once or twice each day, lasting around 5 to 10 minutes. In addition he gets this every night which leads him to get up in the very early hours and sit in a chair upright. X Rays have not identified any physical lung problems. Are there any mechanical aids that might help with his shortness of breath? Thanks any advice.

#2
Good Morning Chuky,

You may see if you can get an O/T to visit him and they have various items that may help, for example a back rest for his bed which will ease is breathing or the Doctor may suggest an inhaler or he may have angina other than that he could use a tri pillow which could support him better (I think that is what it is called)
Good luck
best wishes vivian