My 86 year old mother has recently been diagnosed with Parkinson's, though I think it has been there for some time. Back in 2013, her GP said he thought she might have Parkinson's because her face was stiff, but he didn't follow it up because there were other health concerns at the time (weight loss and heart problems).
At Christmas this year we noticed the tremor, and various memory issues.
She saw a neurologist in February and was diagnosed and put on Co-Careldopa, but she now seems to be having quite a few hallucinations, and reported vivid dreams.
I'm quite concerned as I live 50 miles away and the only son. Does anyone know how quickly one can organise a carer - she seems particularly vague in the morning, and confused about what medications to take. I've asked her surgery repeatedly to organise a dossette box, but they have done absolutely nothing about it.