First I must clarify that I do not have PD, and my father is my mother's full time carer, with, through his own choice, no help from outside care companies. My beautiful, sweet and lovely mother was diagnosed in December 1999, which was the year she turned 65, and had just retired from her job. Her diagnosis was a massive shock to all of the family, but it was early stage PD, so life carried on as normal, with mum actively enjoying her retirement and her grandchildren. Well here we are 16 years later, having being told by mum's neurologist on Monday 22nd February, that my beautiful, sweet and lovely mother is in the advanced stages of this debilitating disease, and that he (the Neuro) thinks that she would be better cared for by a Physician of Elderly Care who has a specialist interest in PD. So basically no more 6 monthly visits to the Neuro, and no more changes to her medication, not that she had many in 16 years. We knew that during the last couple of months, mum was having more problems with speech, walking, bowel function, but I naively thought they'd just increase the medication. We were told that no increase in her medication would make a difference now. So to any of you who have been through this with your loved ones ... what does it all mean for my mum? Have they given up on her? Is this it? Is there nothing else they can do for my 80 year old mum? What should we expect in the next few months/years? If I could turn the clock back for her, for just one day, I would do it in a heartbeat! Any advice from all of you would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for reading this.