She has Parkinson's, wheelchair bound (can barely get up/off potty & bed from Wheelchair), a bit of dementia, bone on bone knees, Incontinence, COPD among other things... The top of her head has bald places, sores, scabs and her hand STAYS in her head, all the time, even during sleep! I know all about OCD, Excoriation Disorder, fidget sleeves and fidget toys, anxiety meds, short nails, hats, scarfs, gloves. We've tried it all except wigs. ha We all just ignore it now, although it's very annoying. Nothing has helped. She's on soooo many meds and I want her off them, or some. Long term use of these meds is probably why she has Parkinson's to begin with! Cymbalta, Gabapentin, Hydroxyzine and now Sinemet (just to name a few. ridiculous.) God, I wish I knew then (when she was in charge of her life and meds), what I know now. I would have intervened then, years ago. All the Drs do is prescribe meds or change meds at each visit and long term use is not studied. I take nothing. Nothing. She been on some of them for over 15+ yrs. When I talk to doc about weaning her, the symptoms are horrible. She is always in pain and I don't want to cause her more. She's 82, lives with me, daily sitters and does have moments of laughter and happiness when the grands are around. They give us joy. I wish I truly, truly knew what would be helpful and beneficial to my sweet mom and how to do it to help her (take away some of the meds). I peruse the internet and try to educate myself and fail miserably. Seems like the medical community only wants to medicate. I know the time is coming where that's all we'll have is to medicate her to "keep her comfortable". We're almost there. God, I hate this. The suffering is so difficult. Old age is not for sissies. I wish I didn't have to LOAD the pill containers every week. SUCKS. Sucks for her. Sucks for us. Just Sucks. If anyone out there has any suggestions as how to stop (or maybe not at all), cut down any of these meds, let me know of your experience(s). Of course I wouldn't do anything w/o Doc Advice. I think everyday people that live this life are much more astute than the docs giving out prescrips like candy. It's a paycheck to them. This is my LIFE.