Most her day is spent trying. My mom is in first stages of acquired Parkinson's and complains she is constipated. She no longer can walk because of balance; therefore, I accompany her on every trip to the bathroom. She has a BM each afternoon, but still insists she needs to go at the start of each day . Sometimes, more than not, these visits last up to an hour or so by adding "just a few more minutes" each time I check on her.We have tried softeners, juices, even chair exercises. Each with positive results eventually. Like I said, she does go every afternoon. Are these physical signals she is receiving a symptom giving her a false alarm? It has almost taken over the focus for the day!