Hi Joe, he has had PD for 5 years. It has been a very rocky road at times, he was in denial at first, and angry. He kept trying to hide his tremor, it exhausted him. The way he coped was mainly getting very agitated and argumentative, not very harmonious in the home at times,
What helped him was joining our local PD group, he is very active with it and the group does what it can to inform and have a social side for the members. He doesn't dwell on it too much, he gets annoyed if I try to mollycoddle him too much. He likes to be in control as much as possible, when things change it unsettles him, Find something that unwinds you, it can be something so simple such as reading, puzzles, deadheading the Roses etc.
I am waiting for a scan , memory problems, poor coordination, reduced arm swing. At the moment I have no idea what it is, it could even be anxiety. To cope, I do some gardening or have a walk, or come on the forum.