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Dementia

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 14, 2007
  • 04:11 AM

My mother is 58 Yrs old and never has had any family history of demtia/Alzheimers. Although she has always had hypertension problems. She has been diagnosed with dementia and his on 7 different types of Medication. Like Halidol,Celexa,Benzoprine,Altace,clonzapam, and there are a few More.

My mother is now a very confused women, she never used to be this way, she no longers cares about her appearance etc. Is it possible that she has this or could it be something else. Also should she be taking so many narcotics it seems kinda crazy myself.

Any information would be helpful.

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  • Firstly, a lot of drugs will cause problems, so you may want to read the small print, also depression will lose her ability to self care as will extreme tiredness and apathy. B12 deficiency will cause the confusion and memory loss. Memory loss and confusion can also be a sign of sleep apnea, which can occur if a person is overweight or as they get older due to the muscles collapsing in sleep. Tiredness can also cause brain fog and many disorders will cause tiredness. Has your mom had a complete blood screening checking for sodium, B12 and potassium? Is your mom worse in winter time?
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    • December 15, 2007
    • 07:45 AM
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