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caring for defiant mom

  • By heidi

    My family has been struggling with my mom the past few months. She was diagnosed with early-onset pd 20 years ago. Over the past year…especially the last 5 months, she’s rapidly deteriorating.

    She falls multiple times a day, has broken her hip and arm and yet she refuses to use her wheelchair. She’s forgetful, agitated, and has a very hard time talking.

    Is this type of behavior common with PD? Refusing to let people help and denying there’s a problem?

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  • By Chris H. Keymaster

    Hi, @heidi – This definitely sounds like a difficult situation for you and your family. We’ve heard this topic come up in the community in the past, so you’re definitely not alone. While we wait for others to chime in with their personal experiences, I thought I’d share this article that has some tips for when a loved one refuses care: https://parkinsonsdisease.net/caregiver/tips-caregiving-refuses-care/. I hope this helps! – Chris, ParkinsonsDisease.net Team

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