My father was diagnosed with ataxia about 2 months ago. His imbalanced gait has gotten him to the point where he has very little energy and is barely able to walk; this is in contrast with last year, where the dizziness started kicking in. Just a little less than 2 years ago, he was getting back from his daily jog. His work fired him because they thought he would be a 'liability', and we've had to go on our own in terms of figuring out what had happened to him.
After seeking help from doctors, we found that there were not many doctors that had knowledge of this. He ended up going out of the US to see if there was any hope in elsewhere, but until now he is still dealing with it. His spirits have been low, the family tries what they can to keep him up.
I'm looking to see who or where I would be able to figure out exactly what he has, and based on all the threads I've read on this forum and other places, this community seems to give out a lot of good advice so any information is absolutely much appreciated.
At this point, all I have is the diagnosis (spinocerebellar ataxia). My dad's had trouble speaking, imbalanced gait (walks like a pirate as if he had a wooden leg), and very little energy. He coughs very harshly and his frame is continually shrinking. Any advice really helps, thank you all.