My name is Lauren and my father has Parkinson's. He was diagnosed in 2009 but I believe he has had the condition for much longer.
My dad is in his mid 70's. He is on the max dose of his medication. He lives alone but we see each other often as we live in the same area.
I have noticed that over the past couple of years his condition has worsened. His mobility is deteriorating as is his movement control.
We have talked about him selling his house and buying an adapted flat in my local area (I cannot drive and my partner is partially blind so he can't either.) He still drives but is planning on scaling down his car usage. He has always driven and his mobility is limited. He also lives in a small town so having no transport would be a major issue (the town where I live has very good rail links, better amenites and more access to public transport.)
Sorry if this is a bit long winded I'm just trying to give a full picture. Has anyone else been in the situation of having to make these kind of decisions or be involved in making them, either as a Parkinson's sufferer or a carer? I would love to hear your thoughts and any advice you may have. Take care everyone xx