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Posted - 14 Nov 2010 16:38
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I'm new to the site and came across this site when looking for ways to understand pd.
My dad was diagnosed on Wednesday (he is 64) and to be honest it has knocked me for six. I'm the only child so I have no one who can understand from my point of view my fears. My dad has always been so active and I have never looked at my dad as getting old but the past few months he has aged so quick. I'm really scared of seeing my dad suffer. I have cried so much and as much as I want to be positive I don't know how I can and do the right thing.
I'm hoping I can get some more understanding of the disease from other people who also have pd and there families as to me just doing the right thing.
My mom will be dad main career but as my mom is not in very good health I'm really concerned.
Thank you for taking the time to read my thread and I hope that I can get know people a little better soon.
Posted - 15 Nov 2010 10:10
I am sorry for my tardiness in replyig
As a pwp, it is difficult for me to put myself in the position of a carer. Perhaps you will get more appropriate information & support from other carers and your mother might benefit from contact with your local PUK group. OT and phsyio help is available. Your father can be referred for such by his GP or (I believe) you can contact Social Services directly (adult support services)
Your father may need some practical assistance, but he will remain the same person. For me the things I appreciate most are understanding, patience & a dollop of humour!
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