HI - Newbie to the site here and needing advice!
My Dad has vascular Parkinsons and is wheelchair/bed bound - this being the case for the past 2.5 years. He is cared for at home by my mum (late 70’s), my brother, me (as the relief at weekends!) and daily visiting carers. He is refusing to drink enough fluid and we have tried all sorts of sneaky ways to keep fluid intake up (extra gravy/ custard/ different flavoured drinks/ juicy fruit etc etc) but he just won’t drink enough.
Our parkinsons consultant has also lectured him on the importance of this to make the tablets work - but he just won’t drink and every sip has become a battle.
He keeps ending up in hospital with infections as well - each time it becomes a lengthier stay. He gets very angry / frustrated at us all when we try and get him to sip his drinks - we all sound like broken records and struggling to work out any new /innovative ways to sort this!
Advice greatly appreciated from those who may also have gone through this (or even - just support to say that this is normal in the ‘advanced’ parkinsons stage (which he is at) .