A good friend of mine has Parkinsons. He has mostly been dealing with physical symptoms, (dealt with quite well with meds) but now he is part convinced that he has some terrible contagious illness and cannot leave the house (I’m sure that COVID is not helping this) but at the same time a rational part of him realises this is not the case. He is very upset, not eating etc. and is generally in a bad way. I think that Parkinsons has begun to encroach on his mental faculties, and am desperately trying to find out how other sufferers have coped with mental health issues like this. My friend is very bad at heeding advice and keeps saying he needs to “pull his boots up” when it is the fault of the illness not him.
Any input would be enormously valued.