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Feb 11, 2018 · Living with Parkinson's Disease - Meet others & come say hi in Parkinson's Disease

PLEASE REMOVE ME FROM THE LIST.  MY HUSBAND DIED LAST WEEK FROM PARKINSONS COMPLICATIONS.  

Dec 24, 2017 · Parkinson's and Speech/Swallowing Problems in Parkinson's Disease

sounds like a great idea.  I hope to try this with my husband when he comes out of the hospital.

Sep 4, 2017 · Ham string pain in Parkinson's Disease

MY HUSBAND HAS PD AND HIS LEGS ARE VERY SWOLLEN—ONE FOOT AND LEG   WORSE THAN THE OTHER.
 I MENTIONED IT TO HIS DOC, BUT SHE IGNORED IT.  WE ARE STILL AWAITING P.T. AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS.  SEEMS LIKE WE HAVE THE WORST HEALTH INSURANCE AND/OR THE WORST DOC AT THE UNIV OF CA. SAN DIEGO.  
  I WILL TRY TO MAKE A CHANGE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  
I HOPE READERS CHECK THEIR INSURANCE CAREFULLY.

 I'M GLAD YOUR P.T. IS ABLE TO HELP YOU.   THANKS MUCH FOR SHARING.  I WISH YOU WELL.

Aug 29, 2017 · Breathing Issues, Weight Loss and Lack of Appetite in Parkinson's Disease

My husband has Parkinsons and as he ages, it becomes more difficult for him to navigate without falling, or enjoying a conversation without drooling.  He is compromised further by vision problems.  He now uses a  roller walker.  I'm afraid to leave him alone for fear he will fall.  I employ a part-time qualified care-giver.  It may not be sufficient.  
He has terrible pain which our primary care physician offers no remedy or dx.  
He also sleeps excessively, falls asleep watching TV in the morning, afternoon.
He was on the excelon patch for a few years which his new physician decided to stop. He has never shown any memory loss and is intellectually very sharp.  
 I don't know if his primary care physician did this in consultation with his highly regarded Parkinsons specialist.  He has never shown any memory loss, so the patch may not have been necessary in the first place.  But she has also reduced his medications, again may not have been in consult with the neurologist.
I appreciate comments.
Sandy

Jul 6, 2017 · Living with Parkinson's Disease - Meet others & come say hi in Parkinson's Disease

THANK YOU very much for your quick and helpful response.  My husband has had speech therapy off and on since his Dx. several years ago.   Perhaps we should try it again.  
What is strange to me is that his mood and behavior change from day to day…  One day he's engaged verbally with normal speech volume and clarity, and the next day his speech is almost inaudible and he ignores my attempts to converse with him.. Depression could be a possibility given the limitations he experiences now as compared to when he was fully engaged  professionally.  His intellect and memory show no deterioration and thankfully he is able to use a treadmill and stationary bike like a normal, robust man.Interesting, eh?.

Jul 6, 2017 · Living with Parkinson's Disease - Meet others & come say hi in Parkinson's Disease

My husband has Parkinsons and I’m his primary caregiver. He is intellectually intact, but his speech is usually so soft that many people can’t hear him. Although I cut his food into small pieces, he is a sloppy eater and not a pleasant dinner companion as he was pre-Parkinsons, also he has excessive saliva which makes our social life rather lonely. I’m looking for a remedy for this apart from Botox injections which he has a few times. It isn’t long lasting and it is expensive in terms of travel and fees.

Jul 4, 2017 · Video Q&A about Innovations in Neurosciences Leadership Forum in Brain & Nervous System

I'M INTERESTED IN FINDING NEWS TO HELP ME HELP  MY HUSBAND WITH HIS PARKINSONS.