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My step dad seems to have many of the symptoms of this disease, however, he has never been diagnosed with it...but from what I read it does sound like Parkinson's.

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Parkinson's is a dx of exclusion...they check the pts for so many things along the way. Poor daddy, he had it for probably 10 years before he was properly dxed and it was no fun.

Meds help, a little, but it's a wicked, mean disease.

Dementia comes with Parkinson's, usually, tho not always. It seems to be individual to each patient. Good Luck.
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I want to thank everyone that has responded to my question for all the support and advise given....no he has.... not.... been tested but just from what I read...this might be part of the problem...however, he also has a pacemaker, diabetic, one lung, copd, nuerothapy, has had strokes in the past, major back surgery, and is currently in remission from prosate cancer which he takes hormone shots every 3 months to keep it in check..and this has been mentioned to his primary doctor and nothing has ever been said about sending him to a nuerologist....which he needs to do. He also does not walk very often without the aid of cane, walker and scooter, has the gait the trembles, the drooling, the delusion thoughts, anxiety, the inability to hold anything...even getting all of bed...he does not have the mobility and it is as one side is paralzed......all and more of the symptoms noted on this website that are getting progressively worse.

. ...because my mom has her own set of issues, diabetic, nerve damage, falls, UTI's she is on medication for all of this and is in a hospital bed, on a cateher...it is just overhelming with everything between the two of them...trying to get my step dad to understand what help she needs and he needs...he is entitled to VA benefits and has never signed up for them...he is qualified...86...it's difficult...any suggestions and advice I will take..and thank you for the suggestion on recording his behavior...because I have noticed an increase in certain habits over the last few months which I had documented...and his condition is getting worse.

So, it could be a number of medical issues...but Parkinsons' along with dementia and old age is prevalent.

Once, again any thoughts are suggestions are welcome. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

CindyP
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CindyP22, another suggestion is to take Step-Dad to his primary doctor and have him checked for an Urinary Tract infection.... such an infection can mimic the same symptoms that you had mentioned. If there is a UTI, it can be cleared with antibiotics.
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Take your Dad to a neurologist. They will do a full work up. Brain scan, etc. if he is on any drug whatsoever, you need to see what possible side effects that drug could be causing. Please, don't tell the Dr. your thoughts about him having Parkinson's. Let the Dr. tell you.

Bring a list of his behaviors with you and let the process unfold.
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Dear Cindy,

I'm sorry to hear what your step dad is going through. He should thoroughly be evaluated by a doctor and get a proper diagnosis. I wouldn't hesitate to get a second and third opinion if necessary. I would also review his meds and see if the side effects are causing his delusions. Good of you to notice these changes and start looking into it. I hope the right doctor can help your family.
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