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When to contact the doctor

As a caregiver for someone with Parkinson’s there are certain situations when it is important that you ask to see the doctor.

If you notice that the person affected by Parkinson’s is behaving in a way that is unusual, this could be due to an infection, constipation or a change in medication that doesn’t suit them.

You may also have different opinions about how the disease should be managed and while it wouldn’t be fair for you or for the patient, it can be helpful to share these differences of opinion in front of a healthcare professional in order to make decisions that are in the patient’s best interests.