My dad was diagnosed approx 3 years ago with Parkinsons. Since then he has got progressively worse, but more so in the last few months. He has never read any the leaflets or books , will not do any of the exercises that the books recommend. When he wants to get up out of a chair he puts out his arm and expects my mum to pull him up,my mum has read the books and tells him over and over again the way to get up, but he sees it as being unhelpful. The main problem at the minute is sleeping at night. He just can't get comfortable and he spends all night getting up down and its my mum who is having to help. He refuses to try the new pillow she bought him and he complains about neck pain. If I try to talk to him about it he walks out of the room or closes his eyes. He will not go to any of the help groups. My mum is getting more frustrated by the day and the lack of sleep is wearing her down, whereas my dad is happy to snooze all day.
Can anyone help?