Welcome to Healing Well. A diagnosis of PD is always a shock, but the disease can be quite managable for years with the proper medication treatment. First, what type of doctor mande the dx. If it was not a neurologist, you will probably want to establish a relationship with one the has training and experience dealing with Movement Disorders. The are several excellant websites dedicated purely to PD. A great place to start is with the National Parkinson's Foundation. They have excellant patient and caregiver educational materials. I developed PD in my 40's. Most patients are more that happy to have a family member they can take to about
this diseaase. Your father is fortunately to have you. Once you see the Movement Disorder Specialist more things will fall into place. Prognosis, treatment options, etc.
Moderator for Chronic Pain and Epilepsy
Rare neurodegenerative /movement disorder called “Multiple System Atrophy”. Mobility issues,, neuropathic pain, spasticity, central apnea, collagenous colitis, joint and body pain, swallowing and respitory involvement, Implants: intrathecal pump & neurostimulator. Extra features: O2 & wheelchair