01-28-2009, 03:57 PM
Parkinson"s disease strikes many people in different ways, with a broad range of symptoms.Stage 1::Most people experience mild symptoms,they may interfere with day to day tasks, where other wise done easy, may have shaking of one limb.Stage2:::This effects most people's limbs both sides of the body,most have problems with there balance, walking,and unable to complete simple tasks.Stage3::This is when symptoms start to get severe can't walk if do Very un steady can't stand much and can fall down, slowing of physical movements.Stage4::This stage is accompanied by severe symptoms of this disease.Walking may occur but very unsteady and limited, most who have this can not do day to day tasks, most will need alot of help and support.The shaking may stop completely and no one can say why this happens so far.Stage5::Final -This most people have little or no physical movements, most can not do much of any thing for them selves and If do its limited. Walking /standing is impossible. Most require a live in care provider or a family member to care for now 24/7It's imporant for your mother to stay activy and interactive if possible, keep her stimulated both physically and mentally (even if this is small) music read to her do puzzles cross words what ever she did before try to do with her now.Extremely important makeing sure proper medication dose is right and that your mother takes as needed.She will need proper nutrition and hydrationin a safe manner( in case she developes a swolling disorder) The more activy and stimulation that is attempted the less likely your mother will feel isolated and frightened insteadbe comforted by haveing loved ones and friends near to interact with.Gave you all stages hope this is what you were looking for and real sorry your mother has such a rotten disease. I hope she feels better.