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Old 07-03-2011, 01:36 AM   #1
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Very Concerned Granddaughter

Hello,

I am looking maybe for some clarity from anyone..... I am 22, and am living with my grandparents and have lived there now for 2 years. I have spent a lot of time with my grandparents, they are like my parents, but over the past two years I have grown very concerned about my grandfather. I have asked him to talk to his doctor about the possibility of Parkinson, but they just write it off.

He is 72 years old and has A-Flutter. He was hospitalized last year and got a pacemaker. In the past year he has been in and out of the ER for dehydration and heart arrhythmia.

I have noticed things about him at home though. When he is sleeping on the couch his right foot bounces up and down like he is twitching. As soon as you wake him up or he moves then it stops and will start again once he starts sleeping again. He also shuffles when he walks and has a "slouched" posture... He recently tripped over himself and broke his ankle in two places. On top of this he also used to have a very beautiful signature and how he is shaky and his handwriting is not as "crisp" anymore.

I have done research as much as I can, and from what I have found it sounds like he does have PD, but no one else is convinced. The annoying thing is the doctors say they don't see it, but I am with him every day and I do see it... I don't know if I should just stand back and wait, becuase I now it will gradually get worse if it is PD, or if early prevention is a better path.

 
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Old 07-03-2011, 03:47 PM   #2
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Re: Very Concerned Granddaughter

Two other checks that the specialist did with my husband to verify. I had noticed the dragging feet and very slight hand quiver but. Watch the eyes as they do not blink as normal. Hold one hand palm up, touch the palm with the back and then front of fingers of other hand as quickly as possible. The wrist twist and co-ordination could not be managed.

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Old 11-05-2011, 09:13 AM   #3
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Re: Very Concerned Granddaughter

What a wonderful grand-daughter. I was diagnosed with Parkinson 5 months ago. I am a 67 year old woman. My family were the first to notice changes in me. I thought that I was just getting older and slowing down. They kept after me until I went to a Neurologist who confirmed Parkinsons. I have slowed way down, started having tremors in mostly my right hand. It is difficult for me to get out of a chair. My handwriting never has been good but now it is so small it is difficult to read. I have a difficult time rolling over in bed. Now I have developed restless leg syndrome. I am curious why the Dr. is ruling out Parkinsons, because he clearly has a number of the symptons. It is a treatable disease but no cure. I take dopamine. Maybe you should get a second opionion. I hope that someone will listen to you. Best Wishes.

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