My husband is 80 and was at the hospital yesterday where the specialist said he had all the aspects of Parkinson's disease. I was sort of expecting it as I have researched quite a lot since his doctor first mentioned it. He now has to go and have a brain scan and revisit the specialist in 8 weeks time when he will start him on medication. Can I just ask is this delay normal prior to starting medication? The specialist also said Parkinson's was a slow progress disease but I was under the impression that some people are slow to progress and others go quickly. Is this the correct assumption. I must admit to be struggling a little with the enormity of it all - even though I thought I was prepared.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated at the moment.