Just found this forum today and looking for all the information I can, my ex husband has been diagnosed but is in denial and won’t take medication as he thinks it’s anxiety.
We have 3 children together who until recently saw him regularly but he’s not always well enough now.
He’s has no family around him or friends he can count on I’m not in a position to support him myself but feel I should do something for the sake of the kids, I’ve pointed out the support numbers of Parkinson’s but he won’t use them as he says it’s not Parkinson, not sure what I can gain from sharing this but possibly some advice with a similar experience.
Thanks for reading
Very sorry to hear about your ex-husband’s diagnosis. You might like to take a look at our website, where you can find lots of useful information and advice for those who have been newly diagnosed: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/newly-diagnosed-parkinsons
You can also find helpful information for carers and the families of sufferers: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/information-and-support/caring-someone-parkinsons
Our Helpline is a great resource offering support, information and advice on a wide range of subjects. You can reach them by email on email@example.com, or call FREE on 0808 800 0303. They’re available on Monday-Friday from 9am-7pm, and on Saturdays from 10am-2pm.
Hope this helps.
A DATscan should confirm whether or not he has Parkinsons.
Depression and PD can both be treated simultaneously. Denial only delays treatment.
Thanks, he has one on the 6th Feb so hoping he’ll start medication after that, thanks for replying.