Hi guys - I'm not sure if I'm posting this in the right area so please move if needed!
My Mum (age 69) has Parkinson's and her quality of life has significantly reduced in the last year or so. She's technically the carer for my 90yr old Dad and feels quite upset that she's unable to carry this out properly. Due to this, she's quite stubborn about asking for help (or accepting it) but she's got to a stage where life is a bit too difficult not to. So I said I would step in and try and see if I could help at all. The main issues I'd love advice about are:
She's currently taking Half Sinemet, and although she has absolutely no shaking, she struggles with mental slowness. For example, holding a conversation or remembering a shopping list. Questions I have are: 1. She's been on Half Sinemet for ages apparently, is there anything better she could be on? 2. Any therapies (medicinal or alternative) which could help the slowness.
After a series of fainting episodes, she's been diagnosed with POTS. Does anyone else have this in association with Parkinsons? Does anything help?
She feels terrible after every meal - could this be a blood sugar issue? Does anyone else have this issue, and is there anything that might help?
Many thanks in advance!!