Posted by: Sonja | 2008/05/21


My dad is 66 years old, I do not know what to do anymore for him. A very short in site to his history, my mom died from cancer 2.6 years ago. Since then dad has gone down a lot. His medication that he is on is Phamapress (B.P) 1 a day, Puresis 40mg 1 in morning, Ecotrin 8mg twice a day, Pur-Bloka 10mg 3 X a day,
Cinnarizine 10mg 3 X a day Bromazepam 9mg at night.

The symptoms are shakes, muscle stiffness, very very slow movements as well as walking , memory loss, lack of communication, and he looks very depressed and if i mention it then he becomes quiet angry. I am very worried about him. Please advise as to where to from here. ( He is not on a medical aid) We stay on the Kwa Zulu Natal South Coast.

Thank you


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Dear Sonja
It sounds to me as if he may be developing an early form of Parkinsons disease. Ask your GP to refer him to a neurologist - even if he needs to go to the academic hospital in Durban for an evaluation?
Dr Bets

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