Would you like an honest opinion from a man?
We hate to admit to weakness.
As J mentioned above some can carry on working, some can't.
My Father had PD and got to 64 working. He was as hard as nails and worked 50 years without a day off sick.....including WW11 in Burma.
He would not admit to me he had PD. i got all my information off my Mum.
I was diagnosed at 62 but probably had it since I was 55. I suspected I had it, but when it was finally diagnosed and in black and white, it was like the bottom falling out of my world.
My wife did not flinch. She has been solid as a rock. I have a PD nurse who is wonderful. I now have a Doc who is down to earth and talks common sense, not flowery nonsense.I have a consultant who is a very clever man and not at all arrogant. I have made friends on here who have helped guide me.
The hardest part is acceptance. Once you get over that and realise you are not alone it does get easier to accept the condition.
It is not a weakness to accept help in our circumstances. I see now it makes good common sense.We're a bit slow to accept this, so we need someone strong to help, If your strong for your Dad I'm sure he will appreciate it. No man is an island.