Does anyone have any insights/ advice to share on the impact of Parkinsons for children aged under 5? My children are very young (age 2.5 and 1 year), and so far I have just been very straightforward with them to explain that Nanny needs a stick to walk and sometimes falls down so she needs help to walk etc.
I find that children are extremely accepting of the situation and keep you young. It encourages my mum to do all the things she still CAN do with my children although it obviously becomes harder as my Mum has Advanced Parkinsons and has had it for 15 years.
I have found that my 2.5 year old daughter is amazingly (and heartbreakingly) astute in the things that she will say:- ‘Pappy was crying because Nanny fell over’ or ‘Let me hold you hand Nanny so that you don’t fall down’.
However, my daughter will often ask my mum (her nanny) to dance with her etc. This happened once and my mum fainted which obviously was frightening for my daughter.
Just wondered if anyone was in a similar situation or had anything to share on their own experiences of this?