My husband about to start treatment


#1

On his first visit to the falls clinic my husband was diagnosed with parkinsons. That was three months ago.  this time he has been prescribed Co-beneldopa and I have been asked to keep a diary for the doctor.  I will try to keep you up to date with the effects of the treatment.  His mobility at the moment is very limited and he walks with the aid of a rollator.  Even with the aid he cannot walk far.  He is not always coherent but it varies.  He is incontinent but apparently the main cause is an enlarged prostate.  I don't know if Parkinsons has a bearing on that at all.  Certainly it has a bearing on him not being able to get to the toilet.


#2

Gilscarer, welcome to the forum!

For having been diagnosed only three months ago, your husband's PD sounds quite advanced.  I hope the medications his doctor chooses will help to reverse some of his symptoms.  As a caregiver, you can find excellent support on this forum from others in the same position.

I'm a pwp myself, not a caregiver, but I wanted to welcome you to the forum and wish you the best!

J