I really need some advice with my Dad.
Unfortunately, my family has had years dealing with the affects of PD. Grandads, Uncles and my Dad have all had/have it.
In my Dads case he is now in a home at 63, unable to cope with the mental affects of either his drugs /or as a result of his PD. We have been through it all, with him being sectioned twice, me forcing him into ambulances, police, wrong drugs, overdosing meds, having electroconvulsive shock therapy (first brought him out of his depression, the second time didn’t have the same affect).
Dad just keeps repeating the same things over and over. He is tired, given up, wants to be normal. He doesn’t want to speak with me or his grandkids as it says it upsets him. The slightest change in routine sends his anxietly levels through the roof. He is just existing with this horrible disease and i’m not ashamed to say, it makes me cry. A big lump of a lad and the situation reduces me to mush because I miss him so much and he is still alive.
But what really tips me over the edge is that nobody can tell us honestly and in a straight way that he wont get any better and what the prognosis is. I know that sounds daft with all we have been through and with the disease being degenerative, but we hope that some of the old Dad might come back to us but we feel nobody in his care circle understands. Id rather know if this wont happen and then I can start dealing with it. If anyone can help with trying to giving some honest comfort either way I would very much appreciate it. Thanks very much.