My very elderly Dad (97) has just been diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Strange as it may seem, I actually welcomed the diagnosis because it means we might be able to alleviate his symptoms and give him a better quality of life in the short number of years he has remaining. Practically speaking, it is not a disease he will have to live with for a long time.
He just started an L-dopa drug (I’m not sure which). He took his first dose yesterday and so far isn’t seeing any difference. Is this usual? Can the drugs take awhile to take effect?