Not sure if there are many children on here of parents with PD but I am a 43 yr old daughter of a PD sufferer.
My Dad is currently 75 & was diagnosed almost 14 yrs ago at age 62
He had what I now know to be the all too common left hand tremor.
He has dealt with this damn disease with such a strong & determined way & the tremor isn’t much worse but now we have the dementia kicking in.
Some of you will know how heart breaking this is.
My poor mum. They’ve been married for 52 years but he is now not the man she’s been married to & he’s not my Dad anymore either.
She is being so strong but it must be slowly destroying her.
He doesn’t want to admit or face up to the dementia but it’s coming on rapidly.
Some days I think it would be easier if he just lost it completely because this transition phase is so difficult to navigate.
He shouldn’t be driving…but he is, because he won’t tell his Professor the truth!
He is getting to the stage where my Mum can’t leave him
Which will drive her insane (as much as she loves him)
I wish I could type ‘will this get better’ but of course…I know the answer
And it breaks my heart to even try to anticipate what we have yet to face…
Thanks for reading…