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why do so many parkinsons patients drown ?


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Initial post: May 3, 2012, 10:15:09 AM PDT
i know many folks who drowned that had had parkinsons disease.

one of them for sure was a suicide. they left a note. the others apparently did not.

are there really so many accidents , or are many of them choosing drowing as a least worst way to end things ?

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012, 10:41:52 AM PDT
Swedey says:
Is your google down today?

Posted on May 3, 2012, 10:56:03 AM PDT
Bubba says:
Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder, it appears that in general, people with neurological disorders are more susceptible to drowning than the general population.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012, 3:33:51 PM PDT
witchie+ says:
My brother-in-law has parkinsons. His onset about was six months after a knee replacement surgery in late 2006. It is a horrid disease where the person gradually goes down hill. Each time I see him, he has lost more of what I recall about him.

Posted on May 3, 2012, 3:45:16 PM PDT
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Rev Otter says:
first Google hit for "parkinson's + drowning" :

http://centralny.ynn.com/content/all_news/137737/75-year-old-with-parkinsons-rescues-three-drowning-boaters-in-his-canoe/

it has nothing to do with either the OP or the thread, but i'm posting it anyway because it's an inspirational story with a happy ending. :)

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012, 4:21:57 PM PDT
'probabilist says:
excellent.

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012, 4:35:09 PM PDT
reply to Bubba's post:

if i were susceptible then i would stay away from the water

i suspect that many of them choose to exit that way as being least worst option that they have

In reply to an earlier post on May 3, 2012, 4:50:52 PM PDT
'probabilist says:
morbid topic.

why?

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2012, 6:20:21 AM PDT
Bubba says:
I would think that drowning would be an unpleasant way to die. Hypoxia, on the other hand, is quite painless.

In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2012, 1:13:12 PM PDT
reply to Bubba's post:

i think the way they do it is equivalent to that

exhale
when you feel a need to breathe
dive as deep as you can until you cant stand it
inhale while very deep and passing out
lungs fill with water
no bouyance so you stay under
maybe a moment of shock as the brain realises what is happening
but quickly shuts down due to lack of oxygen and then in a few minutes
death quietly take the person away from their pain
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