Hi . My dad has Parkinson’s. Diagnosed at 75, a month after getting the all clear from throat cancer.
He has found drinking black coffee helps both his mobility and coordination, as well as his speech. Has anyone else had experience of this??
His consultant is going to do a paper on it. I can tell immediately how many coffees he has had according to how he is. It usually takes about 10-15 minutes to kick in. Always important to drink water to stop dehydration. He now gets it through his nasal nutrition tube (influenza complications in last few weeks) and will also have it administered once he gets his peg fitted, along with water flushes. I would be interested to hear of anyone else that has similar experiences of things that work for them that isn’t medication.
Also, I wondered if anyone has any experience with “melt on the tongue” mints etc as he can’t swallow but can still taste so I am trying to source anything that will allow him a taste pleasure without risk.
Thanks in advance