It’s a funny old disease, this Parkinson thing, 'cause when i am sitting down , i am told that no one could really tell that i have the dreaded thing, and i dont have any symptoms when driving ( none at all ), but when i get up from a period of sitting, i stumble and fall ( a lot), and absolutely need and rely upon my rollator, and the occasional walking stick!
Sometimes, however, i also struggle even with the rollator, and I am forced to use my Pride Quest ( same as TGA minimo ) fold up portable mobilty scooter to get about - it is quite compact, but really is too small for me, so i am looking at purchasing a TGA Maximo , which is larger and more suitable for me!
The only problem with these mobility scooters is the ‘non’ swivelling seat, which makes sitting at a table more awkward !
I have also looked at electric wheelchairs ( fold up lightweight travel chairs ) which are great for home, shopping malls, airports etc, but not so good for curbs, obstacles, grass etc etc. Except for the Front Wheel Drive versions with the larger wheels at the front such as the Powa10 made in Sheffield, which is expensive at around £2500 ish, although i have seen a Chinese made version for about £800 ish, which can tackle curbs and grass and gravel etc?
The alternative, of course is to use your existing lightweight wheelchairs with the front power and steering removable attachment such as the Comfi Life which you can get for about £850?