I am the 62 year old wife of a Parkinson's sufferer. My husband is 74 and was formally diagnosed almost 5 years ago, although had been showing symptoms (loss of ability to smell, loss of facial expressions, no swing to left arm and finally tremor in left arm) for 3 years prior to diagnosis. Endured a GP telling him he was a man on a mission to find something wrong with himself and a neurologist who was unprofessional and downright rude. He had twice to see this neurologist who struggled to stop slouching in his chair and look at us before he finally took notice of what we were saying and ordered a DAT scan. GP just phoned a week or so later and said you have Parkinson's Disease.
Thankfully my husband was still working in London and we asked to be transferred to Kings College Hospital London for Parkinson's care. Their care is excellent although we've yet to meet the new Parkinson's nurse.
i joined this forum because I'm feeling like I am married to a different person and I struggle with the loss of our marriage. I mostly feel lonely as my husband's concentration levels are severely affected. He can't sit and watch the TV because his restless legs kicks in and he hallucinates becoming immersed in whatever is on the TV. He is obsessed with 'doing' and starts lots of projects around the house but forgets to finish them. Etc etc etc
i'm sure there are many of other carers /partners out there dealing with a lot worse.