I've been having trouble coming to terms with my Dad having Parkinson's. I first realised it was an issue when I noticed his hand shaking. My parents didn't want anyone to know about it, but as I'd spotted it they told me, but didn't tell any of my siblings.
I think that because of my observation they felt they could confide in me. But I've had massive difficulty dealing with it. I feel like my father has changed. He used to be very quick witted, highly successful in his own right, and now in personal asides to me he confesses that he has hallucinations, or that he doesn't know where he is.
I know that Parkinson's has physical symptoms, that it can progress towards dementia, and that medication could also have a detrimental effect. At times it pulls my parents apart. I'm not sure what I hope to get out of writing it down, other than some sort of affirmation. I wondered how other people have dealt with this, is it normal? Am I overreacting?