Sumary of Robin Williams' son says his father was 'very uncomfortable' and 'frustrated' in his final years due to Parkinson's disease misdiagnosis:
- Robin Williams died by suicide in 2014 and an autopsy later revealed he had a form of dementia.
- Williams’ son, Zak, said the misdiagnosis left his father “very uncomfortable” and “frustrated.
- Robin Williams’ son Zak spoke at length about the neurological disease and the subsequent medical misdiagnosis that plagued the last years of his father’s life during a candid interview on Max Lugavere’s “The Genius Life” podcast.
- LBD shares several debilitating symptoms with Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of progressive dementia, including memory loss, hallucinations, and anxiety.
- Zak told “The Genius Life” podcast that during Williams’ final two years, his father was left feeling frustrated by the effects of the disease and his diagnosis.
- Kevin Winter/Getty Images Zak thinks his father’s misdiagnosis “might have exacerbated the situation,” adding that the drugs used to treat Parkinson’s “are no joke.