My mother was diagnosed with Parkinson's in February and is on Co-Careldopa (Sinemet)
This has controlled her tremor, but she has experienced a few hallucinations as well.
However, over the last week or so, her state of confusion has increased greatly, and now several times she has said she does not know where she is, and when can she go home, when in fact she is at home. Or she will pick up something and say "I've got one of those", without connecting the fact that she is at home - so recognised the object but is so disoriented that she can't connect it with home.
We have a doctor's visit scheduled for today to see if this is being caused by an infection, or whether it is a symptom of Parkinson's dementia.
Has anyone come across that type of symptom before? The Parkinson's nurse wants to put her on Rivastigmine - again - does anyone have experience of this drug, and can it improve confusion?