Parkinson's and video games
My husband was diagnosed with Parkinson's over two years ago. His symptoms are gait and cognitive issues. He has progressed from 25mg 3 times a day to 125 mgs 4 times a day, and it appears he will need to increase his dosage soon. My husband was a pilot, an avionics technician, a muscian, and an avid reader. Over the past 5 years I have watched him disappear into a person who has difficulty in walking, can't form sentences, and can't tell the difference in silverware. I know that Parkinson's is a progressive disease with no cure, but I just want to find something that will give him some joy and make his days worth living.
I've read and heard about video games that improve or help Parkinson's patients. Since my husband and I are older, I'm not knowledgeable on any of the gaming technology out there and I'm hoping someone will help me sort it out. I've heard that WII and XBox both have gaming programs that help with cognitive and physical issues. Do any of you have any experience or info?