I am begging for help. My father is 89 and was diagnosed with Parkinsons last summer. Since going on carbo levodopa he has gotten worse. The first neurologist upped his dose quickly. The second lowered it. The third, a movement disorder specialist said she would very slowly raise it. He has been seeing her since the end of November. He went to see her today and the doctor took my mother aside and told her is is getting worse and that the medication is not helping. She said he will continue to get worse. She advised she seek placement for him in a nursing home. She said if the carbo levedopa does not work nothing will. The medication also seems to affect his mental status and he has expienced vivid dreams and some halluciantions. Last month she prescribed a small dose of serequil.
They live in a suberb of Chicago and I live in NY, which makes things more difficult. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Anyone have any doctors they recommend in this area?
He started LSVT BIG last week and seemed to be responding, so I has a little hopeful. On previous visits the doctor was also hopeful and kept saying he was not nearly on the dose he needed and that she would raise it slowly. And today all that changed. Any help will be appreciated.