My mother was diagnosed 7 years ago with Parkinsons. I have always looked out for her and been on one or two dr visits, but she has been largely independent, and still is at this stage.
However her PD seems to be getting worse quickly with a lot of people in our community starting to notice her physical changes.
I am a mother of 3 - 10yr old, 9 yr old and 8 yr old, plus I run my own consulting business so I am quite busy. Luckily my brother has some money and he will bear the financial burden but I live closer and our lives are more entwined.
I'm just wondering if anyone else has experience caring for a parent with PD of this age (she is still quite young). I guess I'm trying to get a better idea of what I should be doing to get better prepared to help her (I'm going to the next dr visit). What should I expect over the next 5 years? How do I know when she's too sick to live alone or when she should stop driving?
We were planning to relocate our family back to the US soon but now I'm starting to worry she is declining to quickly and will need help.