I have a really good 76 year old friend who's been mentoring me.
In the past three years since he's had Parkinson's he's been more active than many people half his age: cycling across Austria/Germany, playint 3+ hours of tennis, and 6+ hours in his garden.
However, in the past two weeks, he's gotten worse. He slipped trying to pick up something off his bible case off the ground. Additionally, his short-term memory seems to be slipping and his gait is substantially less stable.
My mom (an occupation therapist) suggested cycling.
Any recommendations regarding a good solution?
I'll be trying to get in touch with my friend's primary care provider, and talk him into allowing the cycling. I know that one of my friend's biggest regrets is his lack of independence when his doc told him that he couldn't ride his bikefriday pocket rocket anymore.
The main criteria is that it can handle an impaired sense of balance, and that it can do 50+ miles a day.