Hi all - my dad was diagnosed with Parkinsons a couple of years ago, before the lockdowns. In the summer he was managing ok, he was pretty much incontinent and my mum helped him with this. He was on a lot of medication including anti psychotics for night terrors and anti depressants. He was able to walk and manage simple things but sometimes got confused and often muddled his words.
In October he had a fall and broke his leg. The trauma seems to have triggered the Parkinsons and now he is in a much worse state. Still pretty much in bed most of the time he is always confused, talking to people not there and handing things to people that aren’t there. He seems to think he is on a journey or going somewhere all the time - or if he watches tv he may be thinking he is actually at the football game etc… Or he tells us he has just got back from lunch - when he has been nowhere. He always trys to get out the bed to visit the toilet and rips up the bed pads and wriggles about a lot. We have organised carerers to help my mum look after him, change him, feed him, clean hm and the leg is healing well from the operation to bolt it back together after the fall.
The questions are many for my family will he recover back to his pre fall condition ? Or will he now be lost in his new world for all the future ? Is it common for trauma to effect Parkinsons like this ? Is any recovery possible ? It has been about 4 weeks now since the accident.
We have had no medical advice about the Parkinsons at all and dont know if recovery is likely - we all hope so but also need to plan for the future and the care that will be needed.
Thanks in advance for any experience or advice about Parkinsons and Trauma.