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How long would it take a 75 year old man diagnosed clinically

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how long would it take a 75 year old man diagnosed clinically with parkinson's disease to live self dependently without prescribed medication so far. I am active I go to the gym 4 times
a week, I drive, i shoot skeet, travel cross atlantic,etc....
forgetfulness of new names, places, but eventually i remember. misplace things like my
mobile but not very often because I am organized. some slowness in speech but i have almost normal conversations. When i walk i tend to lean forward but that is fixed by
the workouts. some tremors in the hands only at rest.
What's your verdict doctor?

Hi. We can certainly continue after this if you'd like but I would say you could live independently for at least another five years. It sounds as though your Parkinson's is only moderately in play right now

That said, if you were only recently diagnosed it would be a little difficult to predict how rapidly the disease might progress

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