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Hi everyone,

My name is Rachel, I am 39 years old and I care for my husband. My husband was diagnosed with Parkinson’s when he was 40 years old, he is now 54. We both had a very hard time accepting what had happened. In all these years I’ve never written on a forum or have even been to a meeting, as silly as this sounds we were trying to live as though nothing was happening.

I think I’m writing now because I am really worried about my husband’s falls. One minute he is standing there and the next he just stumbles backwards, really fast as though he is running. His consultant cannot find a reason to why this is happening. I just wondered if anyone else has experienced this.


Hi @Rach28,

A warm welcome to the forum.

Unfortunately, loss of balance and falling affects many people with Parkinson’s. However, we have a lot of information on this on our website here that you may find useful. We also have a helpline service where you can speak to a Parkinson’s specialist on behalf of you husband and they can advise you on the help and support available to you both.

I’m sure you’ll receive a lot of great advice from your fellow members, however I do hope you find the above information useful.

Best wishes,

Thank you for your help Reah, I appreciate it.

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