My dad who is 77 and was diagnosed 18 years ago, was in hospital with pneumonia in january, and has had two urine infections since he came home. He cannot seem to get back on top of his medication since he got out of hospital. I know the urine infections do not help with the confusion, but have tried allsorts to get him to remember his meds on time, also he is sleeping a lot.
We have had to increase his carer visits and are now trying to get the visits to coincide with medication times, just to take the worry away. I am worried that his Parkinsons is advancing , but until we know that the urine infection is gone completely, we won't know for definite. I have seen a huge deterioration in him regarding his independance and he said today that he had been "seeing things" for a while now. Now he has said this I'm going to contact his Parkinsons nurse asap. He has an appointment with her in April but I need some advice before then .He is okay when I am having a normal conversation with him, but so confused with his drugs.
Earls, I totally get where you are coming from. Don't think what I've said will make you feel better but you are not alone. Hope you see an improvement in your Dad soon
Take care, Sandra