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Is my mother's disease progressing?

My mother (77) has been diagnosed with PD for about 10 years now. Has had typical physical symptoms, over the last few years some minor signs of dementia.

Recently over a period of a few days she went from that to completely incoherent... hallucinations, and unable to walk or recognize family members for the most part. She did have a UTI the week prior to the onset of these new extreme symptoms, which was being treated with antibiotic. (doctor took her off that early when this started happening.) MRI seems to have ruled out stroke according to hospital. Does this sound like progression of disease or way too fast for it to happen this quickly? Thank you.

  1. Hi @Phil, I am sorry to hear about your mom. This would be an excellent discussion to have with your mom's doctor, if you haven't already. In the meantime, I have included an article on the stages of PD that may be beneficial here. I truly hope this helps. Thinking of you and your family. Hugs, Jessica, ParkinsonsDisease.net Team Member

    1. Have they checked her urine after the antibiotic? I would advise to recheck the urine again because sometimes they give antibiotic and it’s not sensitive to the antibiotic.

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