Hello to all, I hope everyone is doing well. I have a question, and need some advice.
I had an interview with a potential client, where the mother whom is 70 has Parkinson's Disease, and she specifically asked me about PD and Depression and Severe Anxiety. I do know that about 40 million of the 100 million people diagnosed with PD do get depression and anxiety.
Does anyone out there have a clinical answer for this.
I understand that they need to be concerned about it with PD because
Anxiety is a major determinant of quality of life in people with PD even when accounting for
The presence of depression; and
The severity of the movement disorder.
As a caregiver, what are the ways or the best ways people have found to deal with severe anxiety. From my telephone call with the daughter, it sounds like her tremors are pretty bad, and they haven't found the magic medication for these to stop. Advice please?
Thanks so much.