Hello, my grandad is 82 years old. 4 Years ago we found out he has Parkinsons. Sadly only recently my grandad has got worse and our family have taken the choice that he has to be placed in a care home. I think this is the best option for my grandads quality of life as he is not safe at home. He is on new meds but they are not working. Do all people with parkinsons get to stage 5 because he is on stage 4 at the moment.
Hello, and welcome to the forum --
Not all people reach stage five, but I have been told that symptoms are often more severe in the elderly, so perhaps that could account for the speed of his case. Also, getting the right combination of medications is crucial. It often takes a lot of experimentation, so be sure your grandfather is seeing his doctor or Parkinson's nurse frequently to recheck symptoms, monitor progress, etc.
He is fortunate to have a grandchild who cares enough to research his problems and their treatment. I'm sure someone on this forum more knowledgeable than I will answer soon and offer a more valuable response.
There are many drugs available which will improve your grandads life and maintain a sharp mind ask if anyone is knowledgeable and capable when chatting with him as it is important he receives the right meds, you obviously care deeply for him and he will treasure that knowledge and look forward to your visits, its by no means endgame for him and chess crosswords even trivial pursuit will keep his brain alert, it works for me, Lady J is spot on with her post as always.
All the very best to you and your Gramps