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Posted by Karen K. on September 21, 2000 at 02:07:26:

In Reply to: Parkinsons disease side effects. e.g., compulsive disorder. Behavior changes in personality thought. posted by Leonard J. Wade on December 05, 1999 at 21:21:37:

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Leonard,

My father has been diagnosed w/ PD for about 2 yrs now and over the last 18 months he has become a compulsive gambler to the point where my mother is ready to walk after 40 yrs of marriage. This compulsive gambling behavior is very unlike him as for all of my life, I have known him to be very thrifty. I highly suspect that this is a side effect of his PD but I can't find anything to confirm that. Because of this all-consuming behavior, he is no longer the person I used to know as my dad. Have you found any more feedback
to your question - if so would love to hear it.
: Hi everyone, 5 Dec. 1999

: My name is Leonard Wade and I have Parkinson's disease. I am trying to find out if My Parkinson's
: disease (I was diagnose in 1994) changed my personality and as a result, indirectly cause my compulsion to gamble and has also caused me to begin and pick up some very bad habits, some too horrible to mention here. I'm not looking for excuses, I knew what I was doing, I want to know WHY I did it. She says that I must take responsibility for my actions. I do but if I did things which I didn't really have control over, then she should give me another chance. I STILL LOVE HER!

: So if anyone (a person with PD or a caregiver) out there has had or has noticed that someone they are caring for is showing personality changes or they are doing odd things that they can't control, or maybe just a major personality change. I need some information on this to help me defend myself in court. My wife of 30 years left me 3 months ago and is now suing me for divorce. She is claiming that she could not longer stay in the house because she feared for her safety, well-being and self-respect.

: I deny all those acquisitions and in no way did I ever give her a reason to fear for her safety. I have however been acting different and doing things that I haven't done before the PD came on.
: Also, like I said above, I now believe that I am a compulsive gambler and will seek treatment for it.

: So please help me if you have any info on this topic. You can either be the person with PD, or the caregiver or a professional in the Medical field.

: We (all PD suffers and their spouses) need to fight this type of behavior by our spouses, whether its the man or the women, its WRONG to leave a good marriage just because one or the other is afflicted by a debilitating disease.

: Thank you in advance.

: Sincerely Yours,

: Leonard Wade (Living with Parkinson and feeling good about it)

: To invoke a famous line heard in most of the James Bond movies. Now when I hear the line.

: Bar tender or Waiter, "How do you want your Martini sir."

: Bond, James Bond, "Shaken not stirred."

: I jump up and say, here I can do that, I have a natural shaker.hahaha, its better than crying.

: Dry sense of humor, but at least I'm smiling.
: Lenny Wade

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: Hi everyone, 5 Dec. 1999

: My name is Leonard Wade and I have Parkinsons disease. I am trying to find out if My Parkinsons
: disease (I was diagonose in 1994) changed my personality and as a result, indirectly cause my compulsion to gamble and has also caused me to begin and pick up some very bad habits, some too harrible to mention here. I'm not looking for excuses, I knew what I was doing, I want to know WHY I did it. She says that I must take responsibilty for my actions. I do but if I did things which I didn't realy have control over, then she should give me another chance. I STILL LOVE HER!

: So if anyone (a person with PD or a caregiver) out there has had or has noticed that someone they are careing for is showing personality changes or they are doing odd things that they can't control, or maybe just a major personality change. I need some information on this to help me defend myself in court. My wife of 30 years left me 3 months ago and is now sueing me for divorce. She is claiming that she could not longer stay in the house because she feared for her safety, well-being and self-respect.

: I denie all those acqusations and in no way did I ever give her a reason to fear for her safety. I have howelver been acting different and doing things that I haven't done before the PD came on.
: Also, like I said above, I now believe that I am a compulsive gambler and will seek treatment for it.

: So please help me if you have any info on this topic. You can either be the person with PD, or the caregiver or a professional in the Medical field.

: We (all PD suffers and their spouses) need to fight this type of behavior by our spouses, whether its the man or the women, its WRONG to leave a good marriage just because one or the other is afflicted by a deblitating disease.

: Thank you in advance.

: Sincerly Yours,

: Leonard Wade (Living with Parkinson and feeling good about it)

: To invoke a famous line heard in most of the James Bond movies. Now when I hear the line.

: Bar tender or Waiter, "How do you want your Martini sir."

: Bond, James Bond, "Shaken not stirred."

: I jump up and say, here I can do that, I have a natural shaker.hahaha, its better than crying.

: Dry sense of humor, but at least I'm smiling.
: Lenny Wade


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