From: Nashville, TN
More in-commonality, Dustin.
Sorry about your Dad, I had forgotten that.
My Mom is advancing thru it rather quickly as well.
It tough. All you can do is help as much as possible. A lot of my days off are spent making sure she gets to appts/meetings.
There are a lot of support-groups, (and I'm not a support-group kind-of-guy), but they are very helpful and most are saints.
Don't be afraid to ask for help.
Their best help to me has been education. i see things happening and it's nice to be re-assured by someone thats been thru it.
Best to you brother.
Back at ya man. I'll be praying for your family as well.
The toughest thing to me is just watching the slow deterioration and knowing that there's very little you can do. Like my dad and I used to always play ping pong, tennis, or even just catch, and we can't do that anymore as he's reduced to a walker and he's not even 60 yet. And you want him to do physical exercise but at the same time you don't want him to fall and hurt himself either. So tough.
We did get him to go to the Parkinsen's center in MN about 2 months ago, and hopefully that will help with the tips they provided.
Really is one of the worst "physical" diseases. My dad is a pretty smart guy so I know it's tough for him to have his mind but not be able to process things physically like he used to. Again, best to you and yours man.
I have heard that that is Lute's faith, but no confirmation obviously. I hope not, for his sake.
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring."