My mum is elderly, however, not four years ago she was driving, dancing, romancing. She has some ailments..high blood pressure, vertigo...that make her unsure of herself, but heart and brain functions are of a 70 y.o. I saw a show on TV about how depression in seniors is often masked by physical maladies. She won't go to therapy or on anti-d's. I have wondered why she was getting so frail and foggy. She passed her test for elderly dementia with flying colours. However, her boyfriend was put in asst living and they don't see each other, her hearing is poor, she has macular degeneration and her sight is impaired although not blind, her knees are shot from years of dancing...she is a hypochondriac and a catastrophic thinker about health. I say this with all love but not sure if there is a way to improve her quality of life. I know she has to want it too. Does Parkinson's - even when deemed mild...not even on meds - cause a rapid decrease in health and confused thinking? S.O.S.
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