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Frequently Asked Questions
Aug 14 2008Q:
My mother is 74 years old, hasShow Answer
had PD for about 10 years. She also is suspected to have Lewy Body Dementia and is in a nursing home. She can't sleep at night (partially due to painful legs & to urinate). Sleeping pills don't help. They've tried Seroquel others. She sleeps a few hours early on in the night and then is awake the rest of the time. Is there anything else besides the obvious (avoid caffeine, drinking in the evening) that we could try? She also has “wearing off” periods with an inability to walk, pain in legs, says she feels like she "wants to run away", pounds her fists, and cries. She takes Sinemet every 3 hours. Can anything else be done to improve these wearing off periods?
Aug 13 2008Q:
What is the full definition of Parkinson's disease in words that a 14 year old could understand? Everything I look up for my science class is to hard for my students to understand. Please send me something easier. Thanks so much! (anonymous)Show Answer
May 20 2008Q:
My father has Parkinson's disease and has been in and out of hospitals for different reasons. The doctors at the hospital often alter his medications. He then has trouble swallowing and displays other symptoms. Are there any medications that can be taken by IV? (JP)Show Answer
Mar 18 2008Q:
Do you have any suggestions or resources that would help a person with Parkinson's more easily use his/her personal computer? I am a computer instructor who works with older adults. I have a student with PD who is having a hard time controlling her physical movements and is finding the computer and the mouse to be almost impossible to use. Your suggestions on how to help her are greatly appreciated.Show Answer