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Mother with Parkinson's

Hello. My name is Elaine and I have an elderly mother with Parkinson's. I'd like to connect with adult children caring for elderly parents. 

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There is also a talkative group on Facebook sponsored by AARP, if you're on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1353173708169053    

 

As I recall, Parkinson's has so many aspects to it. I used to be a geriatric care manager, and one of my clients had Parkinson's. She'd been a pharmacist, but as she declined, she lost speech. Eventually she had trouble swallowing, and instead of putting in some sort of peg to artificially feed her, she went into hospice care at home. She had a lovely husband who took care of her, along with a daily aide. There are so many decisions to make. I hope you have support in your efforts to care for her and be with her at this time.

 

Welcome, Elaine.

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Hi @ElaineG195486 I see you have the AARP newbie title, welcome 🙂 I may be wrong, but the Caregiving Forum being managed by @AARPMichaelP may be a good fit for you. Good luck! (I see @AARPMichaelP MOVED your post into his forum. What an AWESOME guy!!)

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