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Is the balance issue continuous or is it brought on by certain motions/movements? Does it feel like a room-spinning sensation or more like an imbalance/dysequilibrium sensation?
She needs to have balance testing done such as a VNG and rotary chair. This will help elucidate where the imbalance is coming from (ear vs. brain). From there, if she hasn't seen a neurologist, she should do that. She may require a brain MRI. Finally, balance therapy, which is available at many physical therapy centers, can really help people with this type of balance issue. She seems like the ideal candidate for balance therapy.
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Yes, unfortunately, the Parkinson's can definitely contribute to the balance issue. Make sure she is being adequately treated for that as well.
First she must get to the source of the problem and from there can get a treatment. In most cases, balance therapy will be the main mode of treatment as medications generally do not help with balance issues.