My mom has PD, she's been leaning to left side for 5 to 6 months. Any thoughts? - AgingCare.com

My mom has PD, she's been leaning to left side for 5 to 6 months. Any thoughts?

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On Friday, when I saw her she was leaning l like she always does. On Saturday, she had a bad day, my sister said that she could not move at all. Plus, she was leaning on the other side. Sunday, my mom was like I saw her on Friday except she was leaning to the right side, and she was moving like she did on Friday. Any thoughts

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My husband's neurologist referred to it as Pisa syndrome.Pisa syndrome: A condition in which there is sustained involuntary flexion of the body and head to one side and slight rotation of the trunk so the person appears to lean like the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

The Pisa syndrome is an adverse effect (a side-effect) of some medications. It occurs sometimes following the long-term use of narcoleptics (drugs used to treat schizophrenia) or cholinesterase inhibitors (a class of drugs used to treat Alzheimer disease).
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Knaufer: Has her podiatrist made her a shoe lift? You never came back here since December 9, 2016.
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Knaufer: You may want to ask her podiatrist to make her a shoe lift.
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Knaufer: My late mother, though not a Parkinson's patient, also listed to one side in her gait. The correction was easy! Her podiatrist made her a shoe lift to fit in one shoe! Problem solved!
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My mother-in-law did that too. But it was after a stroke. Something to do with depth perception and loss of sideway vision. Depth perception is a learned activitiy, so she eventually learned to compensate.
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My dad has Parkinson's. It is a symptom of it. He does it when sitting in his recliner. I prop his effected side by putting a pillow under his arm and behind his shoulder to keep him upright. Usually when his medications are wearing off he does this.
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Since Parkinson's disease is a neuromuscular disease, her brain is telling her muscles not to work consistently. Is she in a facility? Have others noticed her leaning different ways? Her vertebrae is dependent on all muscles working together and when they don't work she can lean. Osteoporosis is another cause. My husband leans, but so did his one uncle and he has osteoporosis. This is s terminal disease so I am not sure there is anything to be done except to try and make your mother as comfortable as possible.
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parkinsons_caregivers_corner on yahoo groups is a wonderful online support group with caring members. I joined it many years ago when my husband was living with Parkinson's. Don't be discouraged because you find that most of the members who post are people like me who have outlived the person with Parkinson's they were caring for. We are all ready to welcome new members. I believe there are other active Parkinson's support groups online. Some hospitals and other places also have real-time meetings.
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See a neurologist, better yet, a neurologist that is a PD movement disorder specialist. My husband exhibited this posture at diagnosis with PD and Lewy Body Dementia. He was prescribed a tall walking stick for support and now walks in an upright position, with a cane. Drop foot and neuropathy on right side contributed to odd posture. Find a good diagnostician and have her evaluated.
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Yes, see the Neurologist asap. Make sure she has not messed up her medications, too.
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