His first symptom was hands that don’t work very well. Now he is struggling to hold or rearrange his cards playing bridge , cut his food, wash himself. Levodopa drugs don’t seem to help. He has tried various doses but either it doesn’t work at all or he is unable to reach a therapeutic dose without him become so agitated he can’t tolerate it. He shoulders are very stiff.
We have had some success reducing anxiety recently with a hemp oil recommended to us but last night he was beside himself and wants to die as bridge is his only social outing, friend group and interest and he can’t endure life with nothing to do.
What do people use for very stiff shoulders and arm and loss of dexterity?