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Lewy Body Dementia
Mar 20, 2015
... It is hard to tell from what you have said but one thing did strike me. There are medications that those with Lewy Body do not react to well. Is he on any new medications? In particular Benzodiazepines, tranquilizers like diazepam and lorazepam which is Xanax or Ativan, Anticholinergics (antispasmodics), such as oxybutynin and glycopyrrolate, older antidepressants, certain... (1 replies)
Lewy Body Dementia
Mar 20, 2015
... I'm looking for any support with this particular illness. My Dad was just diagnosed last week but everyone, other than my mom, suspected some kind of dementia. My Dad is 76 years old. I've noticed a decline in his health over the past five years--both physically and mentally. However, up until this point, he's been perfectly competent. He was driving and walking around,... (1 replies)
... What your mother had and what my father 78 is currently going through at the moment sounds identical. We are worried we may loose him. My father wad diagnosed with congestive heart failure and that wad causing all the low sodium problems and memory confusion (we also thought he had mild dementia).Was your mother tested for heart problems?? Glad to hear your mom made it... (8 replies)

... ry two to three months now they are happening every other week and recently twice in one week.... I am worried. I have previously lived in caring for a lady with dementia and spent the most horrific and stressful year of my life with her.... ... (0 replies)
... Hello. Wonder if anyone has gone through a similar situation and can offer any advice. My mother is 78 yrs. young, with dementia/alzheimerís that came on so rapidly just in the last 1-2 months (awaiting referral to neurologist from her HMO). Some of her symptoms: accusing others of stealing, thinks she met certain people when she didnít, thinking she had conversations with... (0 replies)
... ystal ball to figure out. Each is different. It could be quick or slow and what's next is a question nobody can answer. It depends on his health, what type of dementia he has, and what complications lay before him. With a score of only 13 out of 30, he is not at the beginning of the disease but probably midway. ... (11 replies)
... Well my father was released from hospital today. His colonoscopy showed some polyps which were biopsied but no concern for cancer again which is great. His heart failure is under control and is on new meds for that. Bad news the doctors called my brother and told him they suspect dementia and that he scored 12/30 on a test they gave him and they have to take away his license... (11 replies)
... sion but that's a very short time span. I do believe asking him directly is the best option here. Question, is the doctor concerned about the meningioma or the dementia or something different? ... (2 replies)
... both his parents and siblings are gone, and she is his last living close relative. They were very close when he was younger before the Dementia kicked in. ... (2 replies)
... y problems and that is going to take some time to sort out. Yes, dramatic swings in blood sugar can cause confusion, low sodium can too. If he has some sort of dementia then the pneumonia can make it worse. ... (11 replies)
... I am thinking its more a Dementia setting in. ... (11 replies)
... Time is not a tangible concept. It is spacial and those with dementia lose the ability to grasp time quickly. Telling them to take meds to 8 AM does not work. They eat when they are hungry. Sleep when they are sleepy. ... (2 replies)
... If it was Prednisone psychosis last time, that particular psychosis is notorious for combativeness and aggressiveness. It is not a predictor of Mom's perhaps dementia temperament. ... (8 replies)
... Another thing I worry about is when my mother was in her confused state, she became belligerent and combative, which is totally out of character for her. She never even says so much as an unkind word normally. If she does progress to dementia. I'm afraid of what might happen. My dad's mind is fine, but his physical health is not good, and he wouldn't be able to handle her if... (8 replies)
... ked out so Dad broke the window to get in the house. Sounds reasonable. Dad didn't remember breaking the window but then he was already diagnosed with Vascular Dementia so that was not beyond reason. Wait, they drive home and the house key was on the car keys. Why were they locked out? ... (8 replies)
... s are usually the first changes seen in many with dementia. Currently there is no single test to accurately diagnosis dementia. Many of the symptoms of early dementia are the same symptoms of depression. As stated above, medications can cause cognitive problem. ... (8 replies)
... The dementia and personality changes are fairly common first signs of statin damage. ... (8 replies)
... Hi all, Sorry if this is long, I want to set it up properly. My mother is 76 years old, has been in relatively good health, was a lifelong smoker but has recently quit. She had a TIA two years ago, and a severe blood pressure spike last summer. Other than that, has been in excellent health. The only meds she takes are for BP, cholesterol, and an antidepressant that she's... (8 replies)
... How someone with dementia reacts to the world around them is as varied as the person themselves. Just be thankful that she is being compliant rather than agitated.. ... (1 replies)
... agitation, especially in elderly dementia patients. It is a side effect that the elderly dementia patient is more susceptible to. The only way to know for sure if it is going to adversely affect your wife is to try it once and see the results. ... (17 replies)




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