My mum was diagnosed with Parkinsons last Thursday. My dad also has Parkinsons ( all though they split up approx., 30 years ago, dad lives with his partner and she is young enough to care for him, mum lives alone) Dads Parkinsons is mainly very bad tremors, mums however appears to be different in the respc=ect that, she has a slight tremor on the left side but also has 'freezing' in the left leg/foot, her mobility is very bad, her handwriting has become bad, at times her speech is slurry and now she has become incontinent especially at night.
Mum is currently in a rehabilitaton centre, following a fall in the garden 5 weeks ago where she badly cut her head on the left side, mum was admitted to hospital, then two days later transferred to a community hospital for rehabilitation, then transferred 10 days ago to a rehabilitation centre, this was all initially due to her lack of mobility, but her GP had already made the referral to a Consultant prior to this happening, hence, she saw the Consultant last Thursday and was diagnosed, she also has to have a CT scan to rule out the possibility that she may of had a stroke or mini stroke too.
I'm the eldest of 3 (I'm 55) I have a sister and a brother too.
But the majority of 'care' has been left to me.
Any information/support would be grately appreciated.