Parkinson's usually progresses slowly, which means that you and your family have time to adjust to living with it. In the advanced stages, it is likely that you will need more help with everyday life, but the goal is to maintain your independence for as long as possible, even if this means that normal everyday activities take longer.
The type of help you may need will change over the course of the condition and even over the course of a day, depending on how well your medication is working. For the caregiver, this means remaining alert while supporting their loved one to be as independent as possible: the longer the person with Parkinson’s can live independently, the more positively this affects the quality of life of all involved.
Most loved ones will want to help as much as possible. Make sure that they understand Parkinson’s and are aware of how you feel about it. Being honest and sharing your feelings will allow your family and friends to help you in the best way they can.