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A 55-year-old female asked about a 78-year-old male:

Is dad dying? dx7yrs parkinsons lewy body's.sleeping mo see t of day even while being fed pureed food.in wheelchair 2 yrs.no longer talks.prognosis?

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Dr. Paul Pyles
Addiction Medicine 33 years experience
Talk to dad's doctor: Unfortunately it sounds like your dad has had progression of his disease to a more advanced stage. Typically patients become non-ambulatory, have difficulty swallowing or clearing their airway. They often develop pneumonia. Of course your dad's doctor will have a better understanding based on your dad's case. You could use support during this time. You might consider a support group.

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Last updated Mar 13, 2015

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